Saturday, May 27, 2006

No more Holy bread for priest

A priest who has suffered years of ill health is allergic to his Communion wafers, it emerged.

Father Clive Barrett, of St Cross Church in Middleton, Leeds, has been diagnosed with Coeliac disease, a digestive disorder which means he is allergic to gluten, a key ingredient found in the Communion wafers.

The priest first became ill around 10 years ago and doctors suspected he suffered from colon cancer after he lost weight but tests repeatedly showed no sign of the illness. But his GP ordered his blood to be screened for allergies and his intolerance to gluten was discovered.

2 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

that's ok..now he can just double up on the wine...

dom said...

When I was an altar boy I used to slurp the altar wine and top it up with water