A picture taken of the funeral of Cardinal Basil Hume contains an image that could be an apparition of the Virgin Mary, it was claimed on Wednesday.
Terence Wynn, a former editor of the Catholic Herald, took photographs of the television coverage of the funeral at Westminster Cathedral in June. Mr Wynn told the London Daily Telegraph: "In one shot, where two priests stood either side of the coffin, there was an image of what looked like a person.
"I was gobsmacked. I had it blown up and it appeared to me to resemble the traditional statue of Our Lady of Lourdes with her hands clasped together." He has sent copies of the photograph to the Pope's representative in Britain.