Representatives of all major faiths attended the funeral. It was a sad day for such a hard-working person. 84 is a full life though, considering the responsibility and stresses he no doubt suffered constantly. Not too shabby for a cardinal virtually pinch-hitting for the unexpectedly-short reign of John Paul I, and the first non-Italian Pope in 455 years.
Hopefully, the Church will elect a new Pope a bit less conservative than John Paul II, though. The cracks in the Catholic church in 2005 are making a lot of its faithful suffer greatly. I feel a reckoning of sorts is in the coming.
His faith system may have had flaws, but whose doesn't. He was genuine, and dedicated to his beliefs, which gave him great strength. His quarryman's hands and shoulders were rugged enough to accept the much tougher job of carrying the hearts and minds of his followers, and the sometimes thorny quill of the respect of detractors, with grace and determination.
Many are glad he's passed on, but most people I feel are saddened by his passing.