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'I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Metropolitan Anthony. He was a man of deep prayer and great spirituality who guided and influenced many Christians within and beyond these islands.
06 August 2003

Speaking following his return from the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster said:

'This year's Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes was a time of great joy with the 900 pilgrims sharing a journey towards a deeper understanding of their faith. This was particularly true of the 200 young people who joined us as volunteers to assist the sick and infirm. '
28 July 2003

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor today (Monday 28th July) urged the government to use its influence in the international community to bring stability to Liberia. The Cardinal's call follows meetings between the Bishop's Conference for England and Wales and Archbishop Francis of Monrovia and the recent announcement that US warships are being sent to Liberia
28 July 2003

Commenting on the story in the Sunday Telegraph today, 'Cardinal is cleared over claims of child abuse cover up', (Sunday 20th July), a spokesperson for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor said:

I have spoken briefly to the Cardinal, who is on his way to Lourdes as part of the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage. He was, of course, pleased to hear this confirmation from the CPS.

' Sussex Police informed us on Saturday afternoon of their decision.

' I am happy to confirm that Sussex Police did not, at any stage, contact the Cardinal in connection with their investigation into the original claims.'
20 July 2003

Attending the Bright Lights Youth Festival, Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor said 'I see our young people as Leaders in our society. They are called not to swim with the current but to swim against it'
14 July 2003

Commenting on the apology in the News of the World on Sunday 13th July, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor said:

In January the News of the World published a wholly false story regarding myself and Bishop Howard Tripp.

At the time and before publication of this claim I informed the News of the World that their allegation was totally false and without foundation.

I am glad that the News of the World have now finally admitted that their claim was untrue and I welcome the fact that they have apologised without reservation to both Bishop Tripp and myself.

I am pleased therefore to accept this apology and the confirmation that their allegation had no basis in fact.
14 July 2003

Cardinal condemns 'macabre experimentation on aborted hunam foetuses' and calls for a full public debate on the ethics of embryo research.
06 July 2003

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, has today (Friday 4th July) called on the Catholic Community to remember the unborn in their prayers this Sunday, the Day of Prayer for Human Life
04 July 2003

'The Church draws her life from Christ in the Eucharist; by him she is fed and by him she is enlightened.'
(Ecclesia de Eucharistia, Introduction, Section 6)


Speaking following the National Vocations Forum on Saturday (28th June 2003), Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor highlighted the words of Pope John Paul II in his most recent encyclical 'Ecclesia de Eucharistia' (17th April 2003) where he states: 'The Church draws her life from Christ in the Eucharist; by him she is fed and by him she is enlightened.' (Ecclesia de Eucharistia, Introduction, Section 6)

01 July 2003

The maritime industry today (Wednesday) celebrated the relaunch of the 81-year-old Catholic seafarers' charity Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor
25 June 2003

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