This is incredible. But first, I suspect somewhere along the way, I have inadvertently given Holy Communion to an unbaptized person. It was a mistake on the part of the person who received and me. The person presented himself for Holy Communion and I offered it thinking the person was Catholic.
But this is entirely different. An archbishop in Brazil knowingly gave Holy Communion to a Muslim cleric in his clerical dress. And the archbishop says he did so because of Pope Francis. Yes, you read that correctly.
To give Holy Communion to a non-baptized person and then say this is what Vatican II and Pope Francis want is a lie.
One must be a baptized Christian. Eastern Orthodox may receive Holy Communion in a Catholic Church because they are fully initiated into the Church, although in schism. There are canons that allow this under certain circumstances. The same for baptized Protestants, they may receive Holy Communion under certain circumstances but always with the approval of the local bishop.
Under no circumstances can a non-baptized person receive Holy Communion. They would have to be baptized first after having requested baptism, usually on their deathbed. One must be in a state of forgiveness from both Original Sin, which can only be washed away in baptism, and sins committed after baptism which requires Confession for mortal sins and an act of contrition of some kind for venial sins.
It appears that many in very high places in the Church understand Holy Communion to be a magic amulet that offers anyone magical powers to belong to Christ even if they don’t believe in Him or practice the Christian faith. Superstition is what it is called and it is pagan.
Here are two takes on this scandal, just one more in a scandal filled Church: