The aim of the APOSTAZJA.INFO site is to GIVE INFORMATION on the procedure and consequences of formally renouncing the Roman Catholic believers community
Apostasy (Greek ‘renunciation, standing away’, apo – away and stasis – posture, position) – conscious and voluntary withdrawal from the community of the faithful. Commonly it refers to voluntary and complete abandonment of faith by a baptised Christian (which makes the difference from heresy and schism)”
Regarding the formal apostasy below you can find a letter we received from Chancellor of Warsaw Metropolitan Curia:
"With reference to the communication of 29 September, 2005, I hereby inform you that the act of formal withdrawal from the Catholic Church community may be performed in the parish appropriate to your place of residence. The person abandoning the Church expresses his will in writing in the presence of the local parish priest and two witnesses; at best they should be the person’s parents or Godparents. The parish priest, having a declaration drawn up in such a way, informs the parish appropriate as to the place of christening of the person abandoning the Church and asks the local parish priest to make an annotation in the baptism register."
Rev. Grzegorz Kalwarczyk
Chancellor of Warsaw Metropolitan Curia
in 2008 Polish Episcopal Conference has published a document which contained a set of instructions concerning a formal act of defection from the Church. English translation of the document "Rules governing the formal act of defection from the Church" can be found on www.concordatwatch.eu website.