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Sicilian archdiocese imposes moratorium on godparents

October 18, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: The Archdiocese of Catania has imposed a three-year moratorium because “the once-sacred role has become secularized and merely a way for parents to network and secure connections with local power brokers, including the mafia,” according to a summary of the report.

The Code of Canon Law addresses baptismal sponsors in Canons 872-874.

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