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For Christ's faithful entrusted to their care, the duty and the right mentioned in [section] 1 belong to the bishops, both as individuals and in particular councils or Episcopal conferences; for the whole people of God, they belong to the supreme authority in the Church.
eIN The pastoral letter was written at Yambio on November 15, and addressed to eIuAll Christ's Faithful and Peace-loving Sudanese.
Therefore, it is not licit to deny Holy Communion to any of Christ's faithful solely on the grounds, for example, that the person wishes to receive the Eucharist kneeling or standing (par.
The pope does not say he is putting forward this teaching "as chief shepherd and teacher of all Christ's faithful," as Canon 749 [section]1 requires.
The Code of Canon Law states: "In virtue of his office the Supreme Pontiff is infallible in his teaching when, as Chief Shepherd and Teacher of all Christ's faithful, with the duty of strengthening his brethren in the faith, he claims by definitive act a doctrine to be held concerning faith or morals" (#749.
750 Those things are to be believed by divine and Catholic faith which are contained in the Word of God as it has been written or handed down by tradition, that is, in the single deposit of faith entrusted to the Church, and which are at the same proposed as divinely revealed either by the solemn magisterium of the Church, or by its ordinary and universal magisterium, which is manifested by the common adherence of Christ's faithful under the guidance of the sacred magisterium.