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Family denied right to exhume remains so graves can stay in 'square' block together 

by Shiranikha Herbert, Legal Correspondent

Posted: 19 May 2017 @ 12:04

THE Consistory Court of the diocese of Oxford refused to grant a faculty for exhumation after — owing to an administrative error — a burial had taken place in a grave reserved for members of a family who wished to keep family burials in a square block in the consecrated part of a cemetery. A personal preference for keeping family burials in a particular configuration was not a special circumstance that outweighed the presumption of the permanence of Christian burial.

In February 2012, ...

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