Church of England’s alternative baptism liturgy drops reference to devil

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A priest prepares for a baptism.

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A priest prepares for a baptism.

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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Church of England has been accused of "dumbing down" the baptism service following the introduction of an alternative liturgy in which parents and godparents need not repent of their "sins" or reject "the devil."