Can the Real
Presence of Christ in the Eucharist be found outside the Catholic Church?
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In the Catholic Church
alone can be found the lawful exercise of priestly orders and the licit
celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Only in the Catholic Church is
the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist licitly found. So-called
'Christian churches' that don't preserve valid Holy Orders which can be traced
back directly to the Apostles (e.g. Protestants, including Anglicans) cannot
produce the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist (even illicitly) since they
have no power of orders.
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