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Who Can be Buried in a Catholic Cemetery?

One of the most frequent questions we field is “who can be buried in a Catholic cemetery?” There appears to be some misconceptions out there regarding whether non-Catholics can be buried in Archdiocese of Philadelphia cemeteries.

Yes, non-Catholics can be buried in Catholic cemeteries. 

This is a concern for many people. We all want to be with loved ones in our final resting place. At the Philadelphia Catholic Cemeteries, we understand how important this is. Spouses of members of the Catholic Church can be buried with their spouses in one of our cemeteries. Non-Catholics may be buried with their Catholic spouses or other family member (e.g., mother-in-law, etc.) in a Catholic Cemetery.

To begin the process of pre-planning a burial, find a Philadelphia Catholic cemetery or request a free, no obligation kit with useful information on the planning process.

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