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A Requiem Mass for Czech leader Václav Havel, whose body was cremated (Photo: PA)

Humans require more than secular rites of ‘closure’

Wreath-laying at grave of Cardinal Heenan in Westminster Cathedral. From left: Michael Lord, 
Paul Waddington, Fr Patrick Hayward, Dr Joseph Shaw, Paul Beardsmore, Jamie Bogle

Bishop Arnold celebrates Requiem Mass for LMS

Bishop John Arnold celebrates Extraordinary Form Mass for the repose of the souls of all deceased supporters of the LMS

A Requiem Mass at Westminster Cathedral (Photo: PA)

A Requiem Mass I was at this morning was highly unusual in one respect: there was no panegyric of the dead