Q. 1. What is a godparent?
A. 1. A godparent, synonym of "sponsor", is the person who makes the profession of faith for the person being baptised. A Solemn baptism requires godparents. The godparent assumes an obligation to instruct the child in the event of the death or neglect of the parents, in order to fulfill the baptismal promises. Being a godparent creates a spiritual relationship that is recognized in ecclesiastical law.