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The ecology of burial

Friday 20 January 2017

Robert Duncan, Catholic News Service
In a craftsman’s workshop on the edge of Rome’s Campo Verano cemetery, two designers are working to revive what they see as a dying art: burial.
 Unlike the masons who make the cemetery’s gravestones and memorials, Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel are fashioning biodegradable burial pods.

Pope writes to young people ahead of Synod on Vocational Discernment

Thursday 19 January 2017

By Vatican Radio
Pope Francis has written a letter to young people as the Church prepares for a Synod of Bishops on the theme: ‘Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment’. The Pope’s letter was published on Friday ahead of a press conference at the Holy See Press Office to present the preparatory document for the Synod which will take place in October 2018.

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