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Is there a punishment for apostasy (leaving Christian faith all together) according to the Catholic faith ? If yes, what's the punishment ?

marked as duplicate by Geremia, Andrew Leach, Mr. Bultitude, Lee Woofenden, Nathaniel Mar 17 '16 at 1:48

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  • This question is already answered here. – Geremia Mar 16 '16 at 18:07
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    The linked question is about joining a Protestant group. This question, however, is about apostasy (i.e., leaving the Church an becoming a non-Christian), which is not exactly the same thing. Do you think that is different enough? It is true that the penalty is essentially the same. – AthanasiusOfAlex Mar 16 '16 at 18:47
  • @SpiderRico Is your question answered by the linked question? If not, can you please edit this to clarify exactly what kind of apostasy you're talking about, and then we can reopen this question. – curiousdannii Mar 17 '16 at 13:54
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    Did so. I agree with Athanasius's comment. – SpiderRico Mar 17 '16 at 14:09

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