NINE bishops and about 400 priests were present at Requiem Mass offered for Bishop Poskitt on Friday in St. Anne's Cathedral, Leeds, by the Archbishop of Liverpool, who had consecrated him in September, 1936.
During the lying-in-state at Bishop's House on the previous Wednesday and in the cathedral on the following day, hundreds filed past the coffin while Knights of St. Columba and Catenians maintained a guard of honour.
The bishops in the sanctuary at the Requiem Mass were Mgr. McCormack (Hexham and Newcastle), Mgr. Marshall (Salford), Mgr. Flynn (Lancaster). Mgr. Petit (Menevia), Mgr. Ellis (Nottingham), Mgr. Murphy (Shrewsbury), Mgr. Cowderoy (Southwark). Mgr. Brunner (Auxiliary of Middlesborough) and Mgr. Halsall (Auxiliary of Liverpool).
Mgr. Dunne represented the Apostolic Delegate, and Mgr. Ryan the Bishop of Plymouth.
The music of the Mass was sung by it choir of 100 priests.
Bishop Marshall preached the panegyric.