What does the Church teach about Burial at Sea?


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What is the Church's stance on burials at sea? I am not a seaman, although many of my family were in previous generations, and of the options available, burial at sea seems to me to be the most "appealing" (sorry, couldn't think of a better word) whenever my time comes. Is it allowed in the ordinary run of things, or only in exceptional circumstances?


#2

The following link should help you better understand the Church’s guidelines for interment of the deceased. If you have any further questions, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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