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REQUIESCAT IN PACE
May he or rest in peace. Invocation of God's mercy on the soul of a deceased person. Found in some of the earliest catacomb inscriptions on the graves. A familiar prayer in the Church's liturgy to which the response is "Amen." It is customarily abbreviated R.I.P.
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