May a lay person administer the last rites to a dying man?


If a layman gives communion to a dying man, is this the same as the Last Rites given by a priest?


A lay person is able to take communion to a dying person and also say a number of prayers for them. However, a layman cannot validly administer the Last Rites since this requires anointing the dying person with oil and only a validly ordained Catholic priest can do this.

So no, it is not the same as the last rites given by a priest.

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