Val Jarvis, St George's Cathedral Parish Secretary for 19 years, has been granted the Freedom of the City of London.
"Pope John Paul II's influence on the Church and the wider world has been immense and he will be greatly missed" says Bishop of Southwark Tom Butler in a statement issued from the Anglican diocesan office in Borough High Street.
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