Surge in demand for portable crematoriums in Kerala churches

    29-Jun-2021   
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Portable crematoriums are in high demand due to the rising need for cremations. Many churches in Kerala are using portable crematoriums instead of burying individuals who have died from Covid, Christian Today reported.
 
Surge in demand for porta  
The difficulty in disposing of the corpses of parishioners who died of Covid-19 prompted the need to consider building a portable cremation, according to Father Francis Areeckal, vicar of St Antony's Church in Kizhakkambalam, Ernakulam.
 
“The cost of each unit comes to around 260,000 rupees each. Now, we have made three units that have been given to various churches,” said Salim Sebastian, who built the portable unit in his courtyard at Father Areeckal's request.
 
In May 2021, hundreds of Church priests were booked for violating the Covid norms provided by the Government in Kerala. The action was taken after some 100 Church priests found infected after the religious congregation of the Church of North India (CNI).
 
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