Catholic Church

Depending on the judgement rendered following death, it is believed that a soul may enter one of three states of the afterlife:

The liturgies of the sacraments are central to the church's mission. According to the Catechism:

Priests lay their hands on the ordinands during the rite of ordination.

This part of the Catechism was quoted by Pope Francis in a 2013 press interview in which he remarked, when asked about an individual: