Not So Great Apostasy Watch — Berlin Archbishop Bars Unvax’d Catholics from Attending Mass

ROME — Berlin archbishop Heiner Koch has barred unvaccinated Catholics from attending Mass in his archdiocese, sparking protests by members of the German faithful and an outcry from Catholics worldwide.

Last Sunday, German Catholics organized a prayer vigil in Berlin’s Hedwig’s Cathedral, “singing, praying, and displaying a sign which read: ‘No 2G: Church for all,’” LifesiteNews reported this week.

Protesters slogans refer to the segregation of Catholics into two tiers — the vaccinated and the unvaccinated — with the latter being treated as second-class Catholics unworthy of the sacraments.

“What is of greatest concern is the possible creation of two classes of Catholics, in this case, one ‘vaccinated’ and one ‘unvaccinated,’” declares Dr. Robert Moynihan, the founding editor of Inside the Vatican magazine, in a letter made available to Breitbart News (Letter #166).

“This would be unprecedented, and a terrible tragedy,” Moynihan says, noting that the measure “is not in harmony with the perennial Catholic faith, as it marginalizes an entire group of Catholics, rather than embracing and nourishing them.”

Berlin Archbishop Heiner Koch (R) and Monsignor Hansjoerg Guenther rehearse the veneration of the cross for the Good Friday liturgy. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

In a blog post Tuesday, Bishop Henry Gracida, the retired bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas, slammed the Berlin move as the “fascist repression” of Catholics “by their own bishops.”

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