Indian cardinal appeals for cremation, rather than burial, of CO19 victims
April 06, 2020
CWN Editor's Note: In 2016, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued an instruction affirming the Church’s preference for burial. The Congregation added, “In circumstances when cremation is chosen because of sanitary, economic or social considerations, this choice must never violate the explicitly-stated or the reasonably inferable wishes of the deceased faithful. The Church raises no doctrinal objections to this practice, since cremation of the deceased’s body does not affect his or her soul, nor does it prevent God, in his omnipotence, from raising up the deceased body to new life.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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