No plas­tic on graves, pleads Goa Catholics

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Goa’s

Ro­man Catholic Church has ad­vised ci­ti­zens not to use plas­tic and other toxic items to dec­o­rate graves, in or­der to safe­guard the en­vi­ron­ment.

The Church’s so­cial wel­fare wing, Car­i­tas, in a let­ter to all par­ish pri­ests and chap­lains in the state, said th­ese items should be shunned, es­pe­cially on the oc­ca­sion of All Souls Day on Thurs­day, when Catholics visit their an­ces­tors’ graves.

The re­quest by Car­i­tas fol­lows a plea by Pope Fran­cis to in­tro­duce life­style changes in or­der to min­imise waste. (IANS)

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