In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  How many godparents are you supposed to have for baptisms?  I was under the impression that cannon law states 1 will do.  Do I force people to have 2 or more?


A:  Only one godparent is required. Two may be used. If two, they must be male and female.  In place of a second godparent, a non-Catholic baptized Christian witness may serve.