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Vatican: Do Not Scatter, Divide Cremated Remains

The Vatican has issued new guidelines recommending that the cremated remains of Catholics be buried in cemeteries rather than be kept at home, scattered or divided among family members. The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued updated instructions Tuesday on rules for cremation. The church reiterated its approval of cremation, but emphasized the need to bury the ashes — all in one place — in cemeteries or other "sacred places." "It is not...

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