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Churches want to forego communion cup over flu fears

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ST. CLOUD -- In an effort to keep church members healthy during the flu season, the St. Cloud Catholic Diocese is recommending that churches in the 16-county area immediately forego the common communion cup and stop shaking hands with each other.


"Prevention of H1N1 is our highest priority right now," wrote Bishop John Kinney in a letter posted on the Diocese' Web site.

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