Limburg Bishop Georg Bätzing, the president of the German bishops, doesn't refuse communion to a Protestant during Mass.
Bätzing said this at the press conference of the Online Spring Plenary Assembly of his bishops. He sees himself in line with Francis: "This is practice [= abuse] every Sunday in our parishes, and I also engage in this practice" - the church bureaucrat defended the priority of practice over intellectual honesty.
Bätzing would not reprimand a priest who handles the Protestant Communion as he does - [but would make life difficult for a priest who celebrates the Latin Mass at the request of the faithful].
A general invitation to Protestant Communion [which Bätzing publicly and clearly pronounced] was though "not possible" - he feigned. But the [wrong] "decision of conscience" of individuals was to be respected independently of this.
One of the questions Bätzing avoided: Isn't it a question of honesty and "conscience" if a Protestant wanting to receive Holy Communion becomes a Catholic?
Picture: Georg Bätzing, #newsKidszdtmix
BIshop Bätzing is bätzing .000. But he is not out of line with what the Vatican has permitted for decades. Paul VI gave Communion to the Protestant spouse in a wedding he was celebrating. I don't know if in America we give Communion to known Protestants, but we have no trouble giving it to publicly pro-abortion Catholics