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The Holy See releases Instruction on the burial of the deceased and the conservation of ashes in the case of cremation

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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on October 25, 2016, published the Instruction Ad resurgendum cum Christo regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation. The document was approved by the Holy Father and signed by the Prefect of the Congregation, His Eminence Gerhard Cardinal Müller. The Instruction states: "Having consulted the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts and numerous Episcopal Conferences and Synods of Bishops of the Oriental Churches, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has deemed opportune the publication of a new Instruction, with the intention of underlining the doctrinal and pastoral reasons for the preference of the burial of the remains of the faithful and to set out norms pertaining to the conservation of ashes in the case of cremation."

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