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

  • This question is already answered here.
    – Geremia
    Mar 16, 2016 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. Mar 16, 2016 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, 2016 at 13:54
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    Did so. I agree with Athanasius's comment.
    – SpiderRico
    Mar 17, 2016 at 14:09


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