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According to the Catholic Church's Code of Canon Law - Canon 874 ยง1. states that in order for someone to be permitted to take on the function of sponsor (godparent) a person must: 1/ be designated by the one to be baptized, by the parents or the person who takes their place, or in their absence by the pastor or minister and have the aptitude and ...


It totally depends on the church that issue the certificate. In many denominations - especially Baptists and other evangelical congregationalist denominations - the certificate itself is generated by the church secretary. It is not a legal form, even if it can be used as a proxy for a birth certificate in some circumstances. In a Roman Catholic church, or ...

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