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Re: All about Muslims (in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe)

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Excommunication means that the pope bans or suspends you from receiving Communion. The clue is in the word ex - communicate.

This is not at all the same as expelling somebody from the Catholicism, let alone Christianity. Nobody has the power to do that.

If a referee books a soccer player a yellow or even a red card, does that mean he is no longer a soccer player?
No, you are wrong!
The Latin root is excommunicare which means "put out of the community" so not only are you banned from receiving Communion but also the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society.
Perhaps you can explain how you can call yourself a Catholic when you are banned from entering Catholic churches and other establishments and banned from communicating and confessing to Catholic Priests.
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