When a person who is validly baptized outside the Roman Catholic Church is received into Full Communion, must they recite the profession of faith themselves ("I believe and profess that...")? I was at an Easter Vigil 2 yrs ago, in which the priest simply turned it into a question, and the candidate merely had to answer "I do". My understanding of liturgical law is that this is an invalid Reception into Full Communion. Yes? No?

  • I don't know the rite for coming into Full Communion, but the profession of the faith in the form of questions is the normal way for the sacraments (baptism, First Communion, confirmation) - at least in Germany. So I see no problem.
    – K-HB
    Commented Sep 2, 2020 at 18:13
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    Those questions are in fact based on a profession of faith and part of the ritual.
    – Ken Graham
    Commented Sep 2, 2020 at 18:46


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