The United States isn’t the only country imposing unconstitutional vaccine mandates on its people.
“Two Italian bishops have banned any unvaccinated priests from distributing Holy Communion at Mass in their respective dioceses in an effort to get all priests inoculated against the coronavirus,” reports Breitbart News.
“Archbishop Andrea Bellandi of the Salerno archdiocese and Bishop Giacomo Cirulli of the diocese of Teano issued separate decrees this month prohibiting unvaccinated priests from distributing the Eucharist,” Breitbart News reported.
Archbishop Bellandi sent a letter to the parishes stating the requirement.
“For those who have not yet been vaccinated, ask yourselves in conscience if such a choice is coherent and respectful of the numerous invitations made in favor of it, first of all by Pope Francis himself, who has spoken of the vaccine with respect to COVID-19 as ‘an act of love,’ a simple but profound way of promoting the common good and caring for others, especially the most vulnerable,” Bellandi wrote in the letter.
“I expressly demand that the Eucharist not be distributed during Mass by unvaccinated priests, deacons, or extraordinary ministers,” the archbishop said. “In case of absolute necessity, I authorize that, for distribution, a trusted vaccinated person (religious or catechist) be chosen.”
Bishop Cirulli issued a similar letter for the priests of his diocese. His letter was addressed to all the faithful.
“I forbid the distribution of the Eucharist by unvaccinated priests, deacons, religious and lay people,” Cirulli wrote, noting a “constantly and seriously worsening COVID-19 pandemic situation.”
To read more about vaccine requirements for the Catholic church, click here.