Church Burials And Canon Law
Hi everyone! I guess this is the right place for this thread.
I need some help from someone who knows the Canon Law: I know that the Canon Law states that "Bodies are not to be buried in churches unless it is a question of burying in their own church the Roman Pontiff, cardinals, or diocesan bishops, including retired ones" (Can 1242).
At the same time, in recent years several members of Savoy Family have been buried in the Basilica of Superga, and some Archdukes of Austria have been buried in the Capuchin Crypt of Vienna or in the Loretokapelle in Kloster Muri.
Isn't this a contraddiction of the Canon Law? Or is there some Law I don't know that permit these burials?
And do you know some other recent episode of Catholic Royals buried in churches?