vatican: don\'t scatter cremation ashes, and don\'t keep them at home
\"Following the oldest Christian tradition, the church insists on recommending that the bodies of the dead be buried in cemeteries or other holy places,\" the Vatican issued guidelines on Tuesday . \".
These guidelines do not change the church\'s overall policy on burial and cremation, but rather emphasize \"the theoretical and pastoral reasons that tend to bury the remains of believers, and established a code for the protection of ash at cremation \"according to the introduction of the document, given the increasing popularity of cremation in many countries.
Cremation is becoming more and more popular in the United States.
According to the North American cremation association, the cremation industry group-
About half of all those who died in the United States in 2015S.
Cremation began in about a quarter of 2000.
The newly articulated ash code includes not storing human ashes at home, nor spreading them \"in the air, on land, at sea, or otherwise. . .
In order to avoid every appearance of pantheism, naturalism or nothingness.
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The guide also explicitly prohibits the inclusion of souvenirs.
As an institution, the Roman Catholic Church has always tended to bury rather than cremate since its establishment.
Cremation was completely illegal during this period.
However, since the Second Vatican conference, the church\'s official position is that cremation, while not better, is not prohibited.
The new proposal reiterates this policy, citing the church\'s teaching Act, noting: \"The church still prefers the practice of burying the bodies of the dead, as it shows a greater respect for the dead.
Nevertheless, cremation is not prohibited unless it is chosen for reasons contrary to Christian doctrine.
The church says that the reasons contrary to Christian doctrine include \"denial of Christian dogma, hostility to secret societies, or hatred of the Catholic and Church.
\"The church has not raised any theoretical objections to this practice, because the body of the cremated deceased will not affect his or her soul,\" the guidelines continue, \"and will not stop God, in his omnipotence, from raising the body of the deceased to a new life.