Posts Tagged ‘Richard III’

Catholic Richard III reburied in Anglican cathedral Comments 0

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

One of England’s last Catholic kings has been re-interred in an Anglican cathedral 530 years after his death. The mortal remains of King Richard III were re-interred in Leicester Cathedral on March 26, following five days of commemorations. In 2012, the king’s skeleton was discovered under a parking lot near the cathedral. He had been Read more

Pre-Reformation style Mass to mark burial of Richard III Comments 1

Friday, March 6th, 2015

A sung Latin High Mass with a pre-Reformation flavour will be celebrated in England on the same day the remains of King Richard III are interred. The Requiem Mass in the traditional form will be at St Catherine’s Church in Leyland, Lancashire, on March 26, the day when King Richard’s remains will be re-interred at Read more

English cathedral will be King Richard III’s final resting place Comments 3

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Catholic King Richard III is to have an effective state funeral and will be reinterred in a Church of England cathedral more than 500 years after his death. The only English monarch without a marked grave, his remains were found beneath a council car park in Leicester two years. The remains of the Catholic king Read more

Richard III would have wanted a Catholic burial Comments 0

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

The academic whose research led to the discovery of King Richard III’s remains says he should be given a Roman Catholic rather than Anglican funeral. Earlier this year, skeletal remains found beneath a car park in Leicester were confirmed as King Richard’s. But since the find, a disagreement has surfaced about whether he should be Read more

Richard III deserves a Catholic burial Comments 0

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Not so fast, Leicester Cathedral — Richard III was a Catholic, and his last resting place should be in a Catholic church. So argues Elena Curti, deputy editor of the London Tablet, following the news that archaeologists have confirmed the discovery of the king’s missing remains under a car par in Leicester. “The ‘appropriate’ rites Read more