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When I am a Shliach Tzibur, and there are no mourners, should I say Kadish at the end of davening? I know there is an opinion in the Shulchan Aruch that says that davening ends with Kadish. Does anyone know where in the Shulchan Aruch that is? Thanks.

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Orach Chaim (132,2) in Rema writes that the Kadish Yasom is reserved for a yasom (i.e.one mourning a parent first 11 months). However, if there is no yasom anyone without a father and mother should say it and even one with parents can say it if his parents don't mind his saying that Kadish.

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You rarely find one with a father alive saying it. Its only with just a mother that people seem to say it. –  preferred May 25 at 22:46
    
I learnt that someone with parents who wishes to say Kadish Yasom must have their permission first. –  Avrohom Yitzchok May 26 at 15:41
    
I believe the cited Shevet Halevi says it is just incidental that it is even called kadish yasom and that this is what was done by the K'sav Sofer - and presumably by the Chasam Sofer before him. –  WAF May 26 at 23:49
    
@WAF I removed reference to Shevet Halevi after looking it up. You're correct. thanks –  Yoni May 28 at 15:41

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