Pope Francis has allegedly backed the rejection, but no details have been made public

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley criticised the video for encouraging anti-Catholic prejudice

Ross Douthat’s book examines the deepest divisions in the Catholic Church

Catholics can also receive while standing if they do so ‘with devotion’, the Pope said

The Pope reminded Catholics that those in a state of sin must go to confession first

The cardinal said the idea of only allowing Communion in specific cases was a ‘rhetorical trick’

Canon law does not envisage the ongoing reception of Communion by someone who remains Protestant

The Protestant must ‘affirm the faith of the Catholic Church’ and wish to end ‘serious spiritual distress’

The cardinal called for greater respect for the Blessed Sacrament

The Diocese of Down and Connor also warned against distributing the Precious Blood during Communion