Holy Communion: Vatican approves GMO bread but rejects ‘gluten-free’

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The unleavened bread used to celebrate the holy communion during Catholic masses can be made with genetically modified organisms, the Vatican said … but they cannot be entirely gluten-free.

Cardinal Robert Sarah of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments said the guidance was needed now that Eucharistic bread and wine can be found in supermarkets and “even over the internet”.

In a letter issued [June 2017], Sarah also reminded bishops that the bread should be made by people “distinguished by their integrity” – and that adding fruit or sugar was a “grave abuse”.

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