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LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
- A LOOK BACK AT OUR COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE
This month we pay tribute to Bishop Vincent Malone and give thanks not only for his great ministry among us but also for the way in which he lived out that ministry, his gentle manner and his kindness and care for his many friends.
I was privileged to know Bishop Vincent for over 35 years, to work alongside him, to have the benefit of his wisdom and to enjoy his friendship, support and humour. It could be said that I was an old friend, but I wasn’t, many people knew him for far longer than I did. More importantly Bishop Vincent lived out the parable of the labourers in the vineyard, those who arrived at the final hour were treated in exactly the same way as those who arrived at the first hour. All received the same attention, the same care and the same loyalty and each one had the same privilege of knowing him and receiving his kindness.
He combined these exceptional human qualities with immense wisdom, intellect and incredible organisational ability enabling him to do so much both for our archdiocese and the Church in England and Wales.
We will miss him as the ‘good and faithful servant’ takes his rest. May the choirs of angels welcome him and may he rest in peace.