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Monday, July 5, 1999 Published at 13:48 GMT 14:48 UK

Cardinal Hume's funeral

Thousands of people attended the funeral mass of the head of the Catholic church in England and Wales. BBC News Online presents a chronicle of the day.

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.

Basil Hume: From monk to Cardinal

Cardinal Hume, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, who has died aged 76, fostered closer links with the Anglican Church than had been known for centuries.

Cardinal Hume through the years
Cardinal Basil Hume spent almost all his life in the Catholic church, joining while he was still a teenager.
Cardinal Hume: Monastic aristocrat
Cardinal Basil Hume was deeply loved, but leaves a church with many problems.
Cardinal Hume: A life of devotion
Cardinal Basil Hume has spent almost his entire life in the Catholic Church, and first became a monk while he was still a teenager.
The Catholic way of death
Cardinal Basil Hume's funeral, for Catholics, is an important ritual, but not the end of the story.
Pope's tribute to 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 death of Cardinal Basil Hume.
Picture gallery: Cardinal Hume's farewell
Cardinal Hume's funeral was attended by thousands of people - see some of the images from the service here.

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