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Hume calls for end to violence

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Cardinal Basil Hume, leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales, yesterday called for an end to violence and more regard for human life.

To do this there had to be a change of heart, the Cardinal said during his Easter address at Westminster Cathedral. He added that the deaths of James Bulger, two, and the Warrington bomb victims, Tim Parry, 12, and Johnathan Ball, three, should lead to change.

'If this Easter proves to be the date when that change happens, then the deaths of these young people will not have been in vain. We shall then be in their debt for the good that they will have unconsciously accomplished.'