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What is a columbarium?

For many people raised in the Catholic Church a columbarium is a new concept, but it actually has its roots in the early church when cemeteries were built on church property.

Simply put, a columbarium is an edifice that houses cremated remains. It offers people the possibility of remaining, even after death, close to their local faith community.

Does Catholic Church las allow for cremation?

Vatican Council II reinstated permission for cremation in 1962, but it was not widely publicised. However, in recent years, cremation has become more accepted by Catholics for both personal and financial reason.

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