Auxiliary Bishop Jan Hendriks of Haarlem-Amsterdam, Netherlands, has defended the German Protestant Communion.
He supported on his website arsacal.nl (May 16) the idea that bishops’ conferences may decide by themselves [contradicting other bishops’ conferences and the New Testament] to introduce this sacrilege.
Hendriks was appointed in 2011 by Benedict XVI. His diocesan bishop Jozef Punt is considered to be a "conservative".
Two days after Hendriks, Utrecht archdiocese headed by Cardinal Willem Eijk (May 18) stated the opposite.
The statement proves with the Church law, the Catechism and Church documents that Non-Catholics may receive Holy Communion in an “emergency situation” but that mixed marriages cannot be considered as such.
It seems that the Utrecht statement was an answer to Hendriks' heretical proposals.
Picture: Jan Hendriks, © Maarten Jansen, CC BY-SA, #newsQrglneusxs
Why the hell do non-Catholics want to receive communion? They don't believe in it, they don't understand it. They may see it as a communal sign of brotherhood etc., but any bishops who believe that are not Catholic. I suspect these bishops are in the majority world-wide in the Church.