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The urn containing the ashes of Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (AP)

The new instructions were released on Tuesday by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

A Requiem Mass for Czech leader Václav Havel, whose body was cremated (Photo: PA)

Humans require more than secular rites of ‘closure’

Vaclav Havel's widow holds an urn containing his ashes (CTK Photo/Roman Vondrous)

The Italian Church’s newly promulgated Funeral Rites leave me in a quandary