Council of Elvira (300-306 AD)…

…judges Francis’ idea on communion to divorced in second union

  • An adulterous woman may not receive communion

Likewise let the faithful woman, who has left an adulterous husband and attracts another faithful one, be forbidden to marry; if she should marry, let her not receive communion unless he whom she has left has previously departed this world; unless by chance the exigency of illness should compel the giving. (Denzinger-Hünermann 117. Council of Elvira, canon 9)

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