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Frequently Asked Questions
regarding
THE ALLOWED NUMBER OF GODPARENTS
FOR TWINS OR TRIPLETS.

Q. 1. My wife is expecting twins. How many Godparents do we need, two or four?

A. 1. The Catholic Church requires that you have at least one Godparent per child. In the case where you have two Godparents, the maximum allowed, there must be one male and one female. One Godparent can be replaced by a witness of the same gender of the Godparent that is being replaced. In other words, you must always have a male and a female, both being Godparents, or one Godparent being of one gender and the witness being of the other gender.

In the case of twins or triplets, the same applies. Each child is required to have what has just been mentioned above.

If it is the desire of the parents, twins or triplets can share the same Godparent(s). In other word, a Godparent can have 2 or 3 godchildren in this case.



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