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Cardinal Gerald Lacroix of Quebec (CNS)

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix of Quebec said he would not follow in the steps of other Canadian bishops

Amatrice was one of the areas worst hit by the earthquake (AP)

A state funeral will be held in one of the areas worst hit by the Italian earthquake after residents rebelled against the Government’s original plans

The coffin of Fr Hamel is carried outside the Rouen cathedral (AP)

An estimated 1,700 people gathered in Rouen cathedral for the funeral Mass of the murdered priest

Mother Angelica

The Eternal Word Television Network will broadcast the funeral Mass on Friday

The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, where Mother Angelica's funeral will take place (Carol M Highsmith)

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Canon Brian O'Sullivan, of Arundel and Brighton Diocese will have his funeral Mass in an Anglican church.

Canon O’Sullivan’s funeral will be held in the church in honour of his ecumenical work

The church of Don Bosco in the Cinecittà, Rome

Canon Law makes it clear that funerals should be refused to ‘manifest sinners to whom a Church funeral could not be granted without public scandal to the faithful’

A poster proclaiming Vittorio Casamonica the 'king of Rome'

Fr Giancarlo Manieri, who celebrated the requiem mass for Vittorio Casamonica, said he was unaware of what was going to happen outside his church

The body of Miss Chiwa sits in the church of St-Victor d’Auvelais in Belgium (Source: Amor de la Verdad website)

Bishop says ceremony was intended to comfort grieving owners of chihuahua

Cardinal Nichols presiding over the Requiem Mass for the repose of Richard III's soul (Flickr/Mazur)

The vestment, worn by Cardinal Nichols at the Requiem Mass last week, will be displayed at Ushaw College