Friday, March 25, 2005

Vatican: only priest can administer anointing of the sick (Catholic News Service)

"VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican has strongly reaffirmed that only priests can administer the anointing of the sick, and said this doctrine must be "definitively" accepted by Catholics...If a nonpriest carries out the anointing of the sick, the sacrament would be invalid."

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