Top Catholic Cardinal Challenges Pope Francis on Allowing Protestants to Receive Communion

Pope Francis has lunch with the poor following a special mass to mark the new World Day of the Poor in Paul VI’s hall at the Vatican, November 19, 2017.

Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, who is head of the Roman Catholic Church in the Netherlands, has warned in an open letter that Pope Francis might be leading the Church to “drift toward apostasy.”

Eijk’s major concerns were based on Francis’ refusal to clarify Catholic doctrine on whether the non-Catholic partners of Catholics are allowed to take the Eucharist, part of the Church tradition of sharing of the body and blood of Jesus.

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