Cremation and Catholics ~ My grandfather’s death in 1939

In 1939 when my maternal grandfather died in faraway Denmark a Catholic cremation was not an option. Transporting a body to Mexico was not an option either.  You can see the telegrams of some of the back and forth between The Catholic Church in Denmark and my family.
In the end the cremation was not accompanied by any Catholic support or ritual
Today The Vatican set the rules. Cremation OK but no scattering of ashes.

 

 

 

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