The French brotherhood burying the dead – rich or poor - since 1188

The Confrérie des Charitables de Saint-Éloi charity has carried on its duties through war and plague.

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To the sound of a single tolling bell, the brothers of the Confrérie des Charitables de Saint-Éloi, in capes, white gloves and bicornes, lift the coffin from a wooden cart and lower it into the ground, reports The Guardian.