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Reincarnation and the Catholic Church?

Q. What does the Catholic Church teach about reincarnation?

A. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches: “Death is the end of man’s earthly pilgrimage, of the time of grace and mercy which God offers him so as to work out his earthly life in accordance with the divine plan, and to decide his ultimate destiny. When ‘the single course of our earthly life’ is completed, we shall not return to other earthly lives: ‘It is appointed for men to die once’ [Hebrews 9:27]. There is no ‘reincarnation’ after death” (no. 1013).

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