EWTN Catholic Q&A
Godparent to a non Catholic
Question from Molly F. on 10-28-2007:

Is it okay to be a Godparent for a non Catholic baby? I was asked by a friend to be the Godmother of her baby and she is Luthern. I thought it was okay but now as I have doen more research, it doesn't seem the case. What does the Church teach?

Answer by Rev. Mark J. Gantley, JCL on 11-02-2007:

The Directory for the Application of the Principles and Norms of Ecumenism issued by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity permits Catholics to serve as a Christian witness in such a situation.

I assume that the Lutheran is someone separated from full communion with the Catholic Church in good faith and not someone who is a former Catholic.

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