Thursday December 17, 2020
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church doesn’t oppose the cremation of the stays of the lifeless of any of its trustworthy who die of the Covid 19 virus an infection, Rev Jude Krishantha, spokesman for the Bishops Home mentioned.
Krishantha advised EconomyNext the Church in Sri Lanka had permitted cremation four-decades in the past and left the choice to burn or to bury within the arms of the “within the arms of the members of the family.”
His response got here as worldwide opprobrium has been expressed that Sri Lanka insists that the stays of those that die of Covid need to be cremated, though 188 international locations enable the final rites of the lifeless to be performed in accordance with the to the spiritual beliefs of the household involved.
The Muslims of Sri Lanka are deeply disturbed and because of this, there may be some proof that members of this group who consider they’ve contracted the virus could not search remedy as in case they die they’d be cremated.
For Christians, the problem arises when a Catholic household that opposes cremation is confronted with loss of life from the Covid virus for which the Church doesn’t supply a treatment.
“It is a matter for the household and never the church,” Krishantha mentioned.
Requested whether or not the Sri Lankan Church has a place almost about the controversy in regards to the stays of Muslims who’re cremated who’ve died of the Covid virus he mentioned the Church “doesn’t need to intervene.” (Colombo, December 17, 2020)
Reported by Arjuna Ranawana