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Jesus’ life leads Church to require wheat for Blessed Sacrament

Bishops verify and guarantee the validity and worthiness of the bread and wine used for the celebration of the Eucharist, the Vatican stated in a recent document.

Because bread and wine for the Eucharist are no longer supplied just by religious communities, but "are also sold in supermarkets and other stores and even over the internet," bishops create guidelines, an oversight body and/or a form of certification to help "remove any doubt about the validity of the matter for the Eucharist," the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments stated.

Jesus' life leads Church to require wheat for Blessed Sacrament

Question:

Why can't a grain other than wheat be used for Communion host? 

Fr. Mayo's answer:

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