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Encyclopedia > Cormac Murphy O'Connor

His Eminence Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor (born 24 August 1932 in Reading, Berkshire) is a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. Elevated to cardinal in consistory by Pope John Paul II, Murphy-O'Connor currently serves as the tenth Archbishop of Westminster. He is also pastor of Westminster Cathedral in London. Coat of Arms of Cormac Cardinal Murphy-OConnor This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... His Eminence is the official style or standard of address in reference to a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and several patriarchs of the Eastern Rite. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... St Marys Church and market Reading is a town and unitary authority in Berkshire in England, at the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet, halfway between London and Oxford. ... For other places named Berkshire, see: Berkshire (disambiguation) Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in the south of England, to the west of London and also bordering on Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ... The Roman Catholic Church,(this name is somewhat of a misnomer, in that it includes several Western and Eastern liturgical rites besides the Roman rite) also called the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian body in the world. ... A cardinal is a senior ecclesiastical official in the Roman Catholic Church, ranking just below the Pope and appointed by him as a member of the College of Cardinals during a consistory. ... Antiquity Originally, the Latin word consistorium meant simply sitting together, just as the Greek syn(h)edrion (from which the biblical sanhedrin was a corruption). ... Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), born Karol Józef WojtyÅ‚a (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005), reigned as pope of the Catholic Church for almost 27 years, from 16 October 1978 until his death, making his the third-longest reign in the history of the Papacy according to the... The Archbishop of Westminster is the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster in the Region of Great Britain. ... Pastor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Westminster Cathedral from Victoria Street Westminster Cathedral is the motherchurch of the Roman Catholic faithful of Great Britain located in the City of Westminster in London. ... St. ...


Murphy-O'Connor was one of five children of emigrant parents from County Cork, Ireland. Two of his brothers also became priests. One brother was a British soldier who died in his 30s. Cormac was educated at Prior Park College, Bath, then began training for the priesthood in 1950 at the Venerable English College in Rome. While in Rome, he took a degree in philosophy and theology at the Gregorian University, Rome. He was ordained as a priest in Rome on 28 October 1956. He first worked in parishes in Portsmouth and Fareham. October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1966 Murphy-O'Connor became private secretary and chaplain to the Bishop of Portsmouth, the (now deceased) Rt. Rev. Derek Worlock, later Archbishop of Liverpool. In September 1970, he was appointed parish priest in Portswood, Southampton. Soon afterwards, however, in late 1971, he was appointed Rector of the Venerable English College, Rome, with responsibility for the training of students for the priesthood. As Rector he hosted the Archbishop of Canterbury, Frederick Donald Coggan, on his historic visit to Pope Paul VI in 1977. The Bishop of Portsmouth presides over a see encompassing southern Hampshire and the Isle of Wight on the south coast of England. ... The Archbishop of Liverpool is the Ordinary of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool in the Region of Great Britain. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings. ... Arms of the Archbishop of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Frederick Donald Coggan, Baron Coggan (1909 - May 17, 2000) was the 101st Archbishop of Canterbury from 1974 to 1980. ... Pope Paul VI (Latin: ), born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini (September 26, 1897 – August 6, 1978), reigned as Pope and as sovereign of Vatican City from 1963 to 1978. ...


On 21 December 1977 Murphy-O'Connor was ordained Bishop of the diocese of Arundel and Brighton. He held important roles in the network of bishops across Europe and was also influential in ecumenical work; from 1982 to 2000 he was Co-Chairman of the Anglican and Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC). In 2000 he was awarded a Doctorate of Divinity by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. George Carey, in recognition of his work for Christian unity. December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Roman Catholic Diocese in southern England covering the counties of East and West Sussex and Surrey. ... World map showing location of Europe When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... Anglican and Roman Catholic International Commission ARCIC is an on-going process of dialogue between the Anglican and the Roman Catholic Churches, which seeks to identify common ground between the two. ...


Murphy-O'Connor was installed as Archbishop of Westminster on 22 March 2000 and in November 2000 he was elected President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. In February 2001 he was created a cardinal by Pope John Paul II, and was apponted as Cardinal Priest of the Title of Santa Maria sopra Minerva. He was considered an outsider for the papacy but thought more likely to play the role of kingmaker in the 2005 conclave to select a successor to the late Pope. March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), born Karol Józef Wojtyła (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005), reigned as pope of the Catholic Church for almost 27 years, from 16 October 1978 until his death, making his the third-longest reign in the history of the Papacy according to the... Cardinal Priests are the most numerous of the three orders of Cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church. ... Santa Maria sopra Minerva - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Papal conclave of 2005 began on April 18, 2005 and ended the next day after four ballots. ...


The Cardinal was appointed to four Vatican offices: the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See, the Pontifical Council for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Holy See and the Presidential Committee of the Pontifical Council for the Family. He also sits on Vatican committees on culture and youth. He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI. The following were the cardinal electors in the 2005 papal conclave. ... The Papal conclave of 2005 began on April 18, 2005 and ended the next day after four ballots. ... Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: ; born April 16, 1927 as Joseph Alois Ratzinger in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany) is the 265th reigning pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City. ...


In August 2001 the Cardinal was created a Freeman of the City of London. In 2002, at Sandringham, he became the first Roman Catholic cleric since 1680 to preach a sermon to the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.


 
 

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