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Last Updated: Sunday, 3 April, 2005, 13:30 GMT 14:30 UK
Hundreds say farewell to the Pope
Hundreds of people packed St Chad's Roman Catholic Cathedral in Birmingham on Sunday morning to celebrate a Requiem mass for the late Pope.

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, conducted the service.

He said afterwards: "Pope John Paul II was a pope who touched many people. He was a father figure for all.

"He had a magical quality and yet he was a fun person as well," the Archbishop said.


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