The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 06-13-2009, 06:49 AM
MAfan's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: N/A, Italy
Posts: 4,322
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?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-13-2009, 07:13 AM
amedea's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: TORINO, Italy
Posts: 621
Well intresting topic; but an answer can be that crypts in Superga and in capuchin convent in Vienna are not considered churches but burial places, even if reserved to a family. (Does national laws permit to be buried wherever? Or these places have an authorization by states or town councils?)
However it seems to me to remember that princes Borghese are buried in the Borghese chapel in S.Maria Maggiore, Rome, that is definetly a church. Since that chapel was founded by Pope Borghese and the family has always been very close to the papal court I am sure that in this case there could be a papal privelege to allow it, if needed.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-13-2009, 07:49 AM
MAfan's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: N/A, Italy
Posts: 4,322
Yes, Borghese family members can be buried in the Borghese Chapel in Santa Maria Maggiore; in 1974, for example, Prince Junio Valerio was buried here.
Another example of Royals are the members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg, who are buried in the Cathedral of Luxembourg.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Queen and the Church Aussie Princess Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik 9 02-25-2014 01:03 PM
The New Church & Royal Mausoleum, Delft Marengo Dutch Royal Residences 17 11-26-2013 06:41 AM
50-year anniversary of the Seaman's Church in Gothenburg iceflower Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Family 8 10-06-2008 08:57 AM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
birth bourbon-parma charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri habsburg hohenzollern infanta sofia jewellery jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg olympics ottoman pieter van vollenhoven pom prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince felix prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess marilene princess mary princess of asturias queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit visit wedding william



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:37 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]