One Wrong Word By Priest Invalidates ‘Numerous’ Baptisms


The Catholic Church has ruled that thousands of baptisms by an Arizona priest are invalid - because he used the wrong words.

Actually, it was just one word - Rev. Andres Arango had been conducting baptisms with the phrase "We baptize you in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" - when the correct phrase is "I baptize you".  

On its website, The Catholic Diocese of Phoenix explained "If you were baptized using the wrong words, that means your baptism is invalid, and you are not baptized."

The diocese says Rev. Arango had been using the wrong phrase since at least 1995, spanning thousands of baptisms. He resigned earlier this month.

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