Vatican Reiterates That Cremation Permissible Under Certain Restrictions, Scattering Ashes Forbidden

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Vatican Reiterates That Cremation Permissible Under Certain Restrictions, Scattering Ashes Forbidden 
- VATICAN CITY — The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released an instruction Tuesday regarding burial and cremation, reiterating the Church’s teaching that cremation, while strongly discouraged, can be permissible under certain restrictions — and scattering the ashes is forbidden. Ad Resurgendum Cum Christo (To Rise With Christ), published Oct. 25, states that while cremation “is not prohibited,” the Church “continues to prefer the practice of burying the bodies of the deceased, because this shows a greater esteem towards the deceased....Read more