Newswire: Pope Francis doesn’t care about your celiac disease
Pope Francis has earned a largely positive reception since his election to the papacy in 2013—for instance, he has cautioned against the very real dangers of both climate change and Putin’s government. But over the weekend he dealt a harsh blow to Catholics with celiac disease, wheat allergies, and also your annoying neighbor who thinks that gluten makes her head hurt or something. A letter from Cardinal Robert Sarah, written at the behest of the Holy See, clarifies that gluten-free Communion wafers are not allowed in the Catholic Church. Maybe somebody tipped off the Vatican that Catholics, some of whom could suffer severe intestinal damage if they ate wheat, were taking gluten-free Communion?
Cardinal Sarah, who also wants to make sure you’re not buying wafers on eBay, wrote on Saturday:
Until recently it was certain religious communities who took care of baking the bread and making the …