Ask Fr. Francis: Burial at sea, what does the Church teach?

Posted June 16, 2017 11:28 pm by James Shaw

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The following is an excerpt from askfrfrancis.orgFr. Francis Ching, CC answers tough questions about the Catholic faith.

Question:

After struggling with bone cancer for over 10 years, God brought my elder sister back home last Saturday. Before she passed, she expressed that she preferred to have a burial at sea. What is the teaching and attitude of the Catholic Church towards this issue?

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