I can understand it's disturbing that there was scuffling and that the host fell to the ground - but can someone explain the significance of the host being placed in the hand rather than the mouth please ?
Massgoer in Eucharist incident restrained
It occurred when a man approached the altar of the parish church and insisted he get communion in his hand rather than on the tongue.
Fr Wulfran Lebocq, who was assisting on the altar, quietly told the communicant to take communion on his tongue. This is in accordance with the traditional Latin rite.
According to onlookers, the communicant told the priest: "You're in Ireland now".