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Friday, June 25, 1999 Published at 11:39 GMT 12:39 UK


Cardinal Hume's funeral

Cardinal Hume's monastic life started in Ampleforth and ended in Westminster Cathedral

The funeral of Cardinal Basil Hume, head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales was attended by thousands of people at Westminster Cathedral.

Cardinal Hume funeral
BBC News Online presents a chronicle of the day - the prayers and the tributes for the Benedictine monk who became Cardinal.


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Cardinal Hume's funeral homily in full
The Right Reverend John Crowley, Bishop of Middlesbrough, delivered the homily at Cardinal Hume's funeral. Read it here in full.


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Cardinal Hume: a life of devotion
Cardinal Hume spent almost his entire life in the Catholic Church, and first became a monk while he was still a teenager.

Picture gallery: Cardinal Hume through the years
Cardinal Basil Hume spent almost all his life in the Catholic Church, joining while he was still a teenager.

The monastic aristocrat
Cardinal Basil Hume was deeply loved, but leaves a church with many problems. Alex Kirby reports.

Basil Hume: from monk to cardinal
Cardinal Hume fostered closer links with the Anglican Church than had been known for centuries.

The Catholic way of death
Cardinal Hume's funeral, for Catholics is an important ritual, but not the end of the story writes Alex Kirby


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The Pope's tribute to Cardinal Hume: full text
The full text of Pope John Paul II's message of condolence to the Catholic Church of England and Wales, on the Cardinal's death.

Your tributes
A selection from the many e-mails that BBC News Online has received in response to the death of Cardinal Hume.

  On the morning of the funeral Emily Buchanan reports that Catholics and non-Catholics alike will attend.





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In this section

Cardinal Hume's funeral

Cardinal Hume's funeral homily in full

Basil Hume: From monk to Cardinal

Cardinal Hume through the years

Cardinal Hume: Monastic aristocrat

Cardinal Hume: A life of devotion

The Catholic way of death

Pope's tribute to Hume - full text

Picture gallery: Cardinal Hume's farewell