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Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor RIP

1st September 2017

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor RIP Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor RIP

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has announced the death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor who died peacefully on 1st September.


In his message the Cardinal wrote:


"I am writing to let you know the sad news that Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor died peacefully this afternoon, surrounded by his family and friends. 


Please pray for the repose of his soul. Pray, too, for his family, and those many friends and colleagues from the Diocese and far beyond who mourn his loss." 


Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.


Many within the Diocese will remember the 85 year old Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster's homily at the Solemn Funeral Mass of his friend Bishop David Konstant, held in Leeds Cathedral on Tuesday 18th October 2016.