Can an atheist baptize a person?


QUESTION: Is it true that even an atheist can baptize a person?

ANSWER: yes, in extreme cases, Baptism can be taught by any person – “every person”, says the Code of Canon Law (Canon 861), while the canon does not specify other details, except one: “each person, moved by the proper intent.” Of course, we are talking about extraordinary circumstances, such as the danger of death, when it is impossible to resort to another minister of the Sacrament.

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