Pope Benedict XVI explains why he administers communion in the mouth
Pope Benedict XVI, in his latest book (interview by Peter Seewald, "Light of the World. The Pope, The Church and The Signs Of The Times"), says:
"In this context, where people think that everyone is just automatically supposed to receive Communion — everyone else is going up, so I will, too–I wanted to send a clear signal. I wanted it to be clear: Something quite special is going on here! He is here, the One before whom we fall on our knees! Pay attention!