Pastoral Notes 10th September, 2017

Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor RIP Banner
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor
Our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, former archbishop of Westminster, who died on 1st September just past. He was one of three brothers priests, of a family with some connection with our diocese through the parish of St Ethelbert’s, Slough. They all studied in the English College in Rome, affectionately known to the Rugby fraternity – English and Italian – as the three big beasts! He was secretary to the Bishop of Portsmouth during the Vatican Council, before himself being made bishop and later archbishop. His humility and down-to-earth approach to all helped him through very difficult and challenging times. His funeral is at Westminster Cathedral on Tuesday 12th September. May he rest in peace.