Q: I have questions concerning Viaticum. Can a deacon or extraordinary minister of Holy Communion give Viaticum? If so, can they administer the Apostolic Pardon? Thanks
A: Here’s an article I wrote several years ago: http://paulturner.org/wp-
content/uploads/2012/08/death. htm. (Sorry, the formatting is not great right now.) In short, yes a deacon and communion minister may administer viaticum, but only a priest gives the Apostolic Pardon.