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The text of the personal covenant signed by the four presidents of Churches Together in England; the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey; the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor; the Revd Tony Burnham, Moderator of the Free Churches Group and the Revd Esme Beswick, representing the smaller churches.
02 June 2002

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, President of the Catholic Bishops'Conference of England and Wales, today condemned the escalation of violence in the Middle East and called on political leaders to help bring about peace.
02 April 2002

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, President of the Catholic Bishops'Conference of England and Wales, today condemned the escalation of violence in the Middle East and called on political leaders to help bring about peace...
02 April 2002

On hearing of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, said:

'The whole nation and beyond will mourn a great and gracious lady. The Queen Mother bore the virtues so beloved by the British people of courage and steadfastness, and especially throughout the Second World War in her role as Queen Consort. She will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy and prayers, and those of the whole Catholic community, are with Her Majesty the Queen and all the royal family. I will be offering Mass for the repose of her soul.'
30 March 2002

The transcript of the interview with John Humphries covering the Middle East, Iraq, Child Protection and the Church.
30 March 2002

The transcript of the Today Programme interview with John Humphries and the Cardinal covering the situation in the Middle East, Faith Schools and the Present State of the church.
30 March 2002

Comedian Frank Skinner today presented a cheque for 125,000 to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, President of the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster). The cheque is the result of Frank Skinner's winning partnership with fellow comedian David Baddiel on the Boxing Day 2001 Celebrity edition of 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'.
21 March 2002

Reacting to news of the murder of Archbishop Isias Duarte Cancino, Archbishop of Cali, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, said:

'I was deeply and profoundly shocked to hear of the brutal murder of my fellow Archbishop Isias Duarte Cancino outside the Cathedral ...
18 March 2002

The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, has written to The Queen to express his sadness and deepest sympathy at the death of her sister, Princess Margaret. His thoughts and prayers and those of the whole Catholic community are with all the members of the Royal Family and especially Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Chatto at this very sad time.

09 February 2002

Following the appointment of Oxford-educated child protection specialist Eileen Shearer to oversee the Catholic Church's child protection policy in England and Wales, the Catholic Diocese of Westminster under the leadership of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has appointed another seasoned professional, former Detective Inspector Peter Turner, to the new post of Child Protection Officer for the Diocese.
04 February 2002

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