Confirmation is known as the perfection of Baptism, because, as the introduction of the Rite of Confirmation states:
by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.
The original minister of Confirmation is the bishop. Priests can be authorized by their bishops to perform Confirmations.
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