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A papal memorial Mass was celebrated yesterday at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.
A papal memorial Mass was celebrated yesterday at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. (Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki) Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki

World bids farewell

Princes, prelates, pilgrims gather to mourn John Paul II

By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / April 9, 2005

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VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II, his face veiled with white silk and his body resting in a simple cypress casket, was mourned by millions yesterday in one of the biggest funerals the world has ever known and was buried beneath the grand Renaissance basilica where he oversaw the Roman Catholic Church for 26 years. (Full article: 1286 words)

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