Diana’s funeral marked return to ‘Catholic’ England, says Archbishop – The Telegraph

March 25, 2013

According to The Telegraph:

Acts such as showering the Princess’s hearse with flowers show that the public is reverting to a “Catholic” approach to death after centuries of protestant reserve, the Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols suggested.

He said that the Princess’s funeral in 1997 marked a watershed in British history and would be remembered as the “end of the Reformation in England”.

Catholic practices such as prayers for the souls of the dead and a belief in saints, which were dismissed by protestant reformers in the 16th Century, are now being rediscovered, he said.

To read the entire article in The Telegraph, please click here.

These photographs were taken at dusk and are of flowers and tributes left at Kensington Palace soon after the death of Princess Diana on 31 Aug 1997.

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