Cardinal Cormac Murphy O-Connor - requiescat in pace.
Today sees the funeral at Westminster Cathedral of Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor requiescat in pace.
Daniel Blackman has this honest and thorough analysis of the Cardinal's legacy:
He trained for the priesthood at the Venerable English College, Rome, where two of his brothers, Brain and Patrick, were also studying. He was ordained on 28 October 1956.
Ten years later he was chosen as private secretary to Bishop Derek Worlock of Portsmouth, a post he held until his return to the Venerable English College, Rome as its rector in 1971. The appointment as private secretary and rector were indications that the young Fr Cormac was being prepared for higher office.
Bishop and ‘Renew’