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Just after the last edition of the ‘Catholic Pic’ went to press the news came of the death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, so this month we pay tribute to his life and work. The Cardinal worked with Archbishop Malcolm in the Bishops’ Conference and often came privately to visit our archdiocese to see those who he knew from the English College in Rome; among them Archbishop Emeritus Patrick Kelly, Monsignor Jack Kennedy and Canon John Short.
He will be remembered for his humour and his enthusiasm and many, myself included, will be grateful for the support he always offered. Last year when I was working with young pilgrims travelling to Krakow for World Youth Day we held a media training session in London, Cardinal Cormac was only too willing to join us and celebrate Mass for us. After Mass he spent time with the young people and eagerly joined them in their photoshoot.
We remember him in our main feature and he is pictured at St Anne’s, Overbury Street in 2008 when Bishops from Europe and Africa met as the city celebrated being Capital of Culture.
We pray for with grateful thanks for his life and ministry.