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