202 EXCLUSION FROM FUNERAL RITES

Policy:

Unless they have given some signs of repentance before death, the following are to be deprived of ecclesiastical Funeral Rites:

notorious heretics,

apostates and schismatics;

persons who had chosen the cremation of their bodies for reasons opposed to the Christian faith;

other manifest sinners for whom ecclesiastical Funeral Rites cannot be granted without public scandal to the faithful.

Procedure:

If some doubt arises about whether a person should be deprived of ecclesiastical Funeral Rights, the Chancery Office is to be consulted (Can. 1184).