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Regnar Kristensen

cremation also illuminates this oblivion of the corpses. The Roman Catholic Church has traditionally discouraged people from using cremation, arguing that the body is a holy object through which the sacrament is received and, furthermore, that cremation constitutes a denial of the Christian belief in Dangerous corpses in Mexico’s drug war 175 the resurrection of the body. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, cremation was hence viewed as pagan among Catholics, whereas the secular Mexican State had no problem with this practice. The Roman Catholic Church has

in Governing the dead