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4. Alicubi, sublata sunt genuflexioria in ecclesiis, quapropter fideles tantum stare vel sedere possunt, non sine detrimento reverentiae et adorationis Eucharistiae debitae.

Resp.
Suppellex aedium sacrarum aliquam relationem habet ad consuetudines uniuscuiusque loci. Exempli gratia, in Oriente inveniuntur tapeta; Romae in basilicis, nostris tantum diebus, plerumque scamna habentur, quae genuflexoriis carent, idque ad ingentes multitudines accipiendas. Nihil impedit quominus fideles genuflexi maneant humi ad suam adorationem manifestandam, quantumvis res incommoda inveniatur. In casibus, in quibus genuflecti non possit (cf. IGMR 21), profunda inclinatio et modus digne sese gerendi, signa erunt reverentiae et adorationis manifestandae tempore consecrationis et communionis.

4. In some places, the kneelers have been taken out of churches on account of which the faithful can only stand or sit, not without detriment to due reverence and adoration of the Eucharist.

Resp.
The furnishings of sacred buildings have some relation to the customs of each place. For example, in the East rugs are found; at Rome in the basilicas in our days there are more often benches which lack kneelers and therefore can accommodate greater numbers which otherwise would be inconvenient. In cases in which it is not possible to kneel (cf. IGMR 21), a profound bow and dignified posture will be signs to manifest reverence and adoration at the time of the consecration and communion.

Notitiae 14 (1978), 302–303, n. 4kneelers, kneeling, posturePDF of Notitiae 14 (1978), 302–303