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Frequently Asked Questions
regarding
THE 3 TYPES OF BAPTISM
IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Q. 1. How many types of Baptism is there in the Catholic Church?

A. 1. The Catholic Church teaches that there are three types of Baptism. They are Baptism by water, blood or desire:

1. The Sacrament of Baptism by water, either by sprinkling or by immersion, both being valid.

2. Baptism by Martyrdom, also called the "Baptism by blood," refers to the martyrdom of the believer who is killed for his/her faith before he/she had a chance to be baptized.

3. Baptism of Desire applies to those who wishing to be baptized, die before receiving the Sacrament. This desire may have been explicit (fully and clearly expressed) or implicit (implied but not directly expressed.)



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