CDF, Notification on the Invalidity of Baptism: 20 November 1992, AAS 85 (1993): 179.


It was asked of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith whether the baptism conferred by the community commonly known as “The New Church,” founded by Mr. Emmanuel Swedenborg, is valid or not.

This Congregation, having completed a diligent examination, decrees with the response: Negative.




CDF, 20 November 1992, Notification on the Invalidity of Baptism, AAS 85 (1993): 179.