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Old Dec 15, '05, 2:38 pm
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Default Does a confirmation sponsor have to be the same sex as the candidate?

Is it true that a sponsor for a candidate for confirmation must be of the same sex as the candidate?
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Default Re: Does a confirmation sponsor have to be the same sex as the candidate?

No, there is no requirement that a confirmation sponsor must be the same sex as the candidate. The requirements for confirmation sponsor are essentially the same as those required for a baptismal godparent (cf. Code of Canon Law, canons 874, 893).

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