Non-Christian burial in consecrated ground: Re Quoc Tru Tran

The issue of burial and exhumation of a non-Christian in ground consecrated for Church of England burials has arisen once more.

The facts

In Re Quoc Tru Tran, deceased [2016] ECC Man 2, the children of Mr Tran, a Buddhist who died in 1994 and was buried in the consecrated section of Southern Cemetery, Manchester, sought a faculty to exhume his remains so that they migh be cremated and re-interred in a private vault in the Buddhist Temple of Manchester Fo Guan Shan.

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