Death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has written today to every diocese to notify them of the death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, who has been unwell for some time:

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.

Information about the funeral rites for the Cardinal will be circulated as soon as possible.

With my good wishes and prayers,


Cardinal Vincent Nichols