Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor Archbishop-Emeritus of Westminster


GAUDIUM  ET  SPES


Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor
Archbishop-Emeritus of Westminster

H.E. CARDINAL CORMAC MURPHY O'CONNOR


“I saw him just a few months ago. There’s no doubt that age, and I suppose, the struggle of coping with such an extraordinary, onerous task was telling on him. He’s now 85 and so I was surprised but not shocked. I seem to remember that back in 2002 he said to somebody that one day a pope would have to resign given age and so on. To that extent I’m not surprised but I am saddened because I have real affection for Pope Benedict, whom I met on many, many occasions as a cardinal and then as pope.”

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