NEWS STORY: Catholic bishops vote to ask Vatican to loosen rules on cremation

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c. 1996 Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. _ Responding to the growing American funeral practice of cremation, the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops Friday (June 21) voted to ask the Vatican to allow Roman Catholic parishes to bring cremated remains into a church for the funeral Mass. The vote was 179-20 with one abstention. The bishops’ […]

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