Northern Ireland’s Orange Order – a Protestant organisation – has told its members to stop using the phrase RIP. It says the term is “unbiblical” and “un-Protestant”.
“Rest in Peace” or “Requiescat in pace” in Latin, is commonly used to mark a death.
To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation the Orange Order has instructured its memebrs that RIP is a Catholic phrase and should therefore be avoided.
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