Q. 1. Why do we have Godparents? After all, we have our parents.
A. 1. Without getting into the detailed history of the role of the Godparents, in general Godparents are chosen by the parents to take an interest in the child, to confess the faith on behalf the child as sponsors, and to act as guarantors of the child's spiritual upbringing.
In some countries, should something happen to the parents, the Godparents become the legal guardians of the child.