Friday, August 27, 2010

Church becomes a graveyard

Kirche in Osnabrück wird Urnen-Begräbnisstätte

Church in Osnabrück becomes urn burial site

In Osnabrück, a second church in Northern Germany can be used as an urn burial site. In the Church of Holy Family in the district of Schoelerberg initially up to 850 urns are to be located, the diocese said Thursday before the official opening by Bishop Franz-Josef Bode. Uniquely, the Church is to still be used as an ordinary parish church for worship. The number of seats was reduced by the conversion, however, from 220 to around 100 seats. In February in Hanover a church became a columbarium - the name for the unusual use of the converted church.

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