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Body of former Bishop of Clifton received at cathedral

The Right Reverend Mervyn Alexander photographed in 2001 - image courtesy Clifton Diocese
Image caption Bishop Alexander, who was the eighth Bishop of Clifton, held the post from 1974 to 2001

The body of the former Bishop of Clifton has been received at Clifton cathedral in Bristol.

The Right Reverend Mervyn Alexander died on 14 August at St Angela's Home in the city.

The 85-year-old, who was the eighth Bishop of Clifton, held the position between 1974 and 2001.

A requiem mass, conducted by his successor Bishop Declan Lang, will be held at the cathedral ahead of the funeral on Tuesday.

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