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Most British want a non-traditional farewell service and Spaniards are opting for cremation. One in ten Swedes have already supressed any kind of ceremony.
Remember that how we support the bereaved can bring glory to God.
“With our souls, with our blood, we will defend the Cross”, the Coptic Christians chanted in the funeral.
The evangelical family of one of the victims held their own funeral. Italian Evangelical Alliance: “The state assumes everyone is Catholic”.
“We want to get away from a default setting that just assumes everyone is Christian”, said opponents. “The importance of religious beliefs should not be underestimated”, the Church of Scotland pointed out.
“Lluna loved reading the Bible, she was an authentic woman of God”, her father pastor David Araguàs said in an open ceremony. The family had a traffic accident three weeks ago.
Monty Williams forgives the driver who killed his wife: “We cannot serve the Lord if we don't have a heart of forgiveness.”
About 1,000 people gathered to remember the victims of Germanwings Flight 9525. Although many had asked for a plural ceremony, it was a Catholic service. Evangelical, Jewish and Muslim representatives only spoke at the end of the ceremony.
Some 1,500 guests attended the ecumenical service to mourn the victims of the Germanwings flight that crashed in France last month.