Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Vatican Issues New Rules for Cath. on Cremation; Remains Must Be Left in Location OKd by Church

The Vatican today (October 25, 2016) released new rules for Catholics who plan to be cremated, mandating that remains cannot be scattered or separated and must be stored in a church-approved location, according to The Daily Beast website.

The new guidelines also prevent storing cremated ashes at home.

The Vatican for many years only allowed burial, but in 1963 the Catholic Church amended that regulation to allow cremation.

Burial remains the preferred choice because of the Church's belief in resurrection.

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