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Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor and Bishop Malcolm McMahon OP (Bishop of Nottingham) are the representatives from England and Wales at the aforementioned international meeting, which is on 'The bishop: servant of the gospel of Jesus Christ for the hope of the world'.

05 October 2001

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20 September 2001

On the publication of the final report by Lord Nolan's independent Review on Child Protection, 'A Programme for Action', Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, said:

'I and my fellow bishops are most grateful to Lord Nolan and his independent, voluntary committee, and I would like to take this opportunity of passing on to them our warmest thanks for their reports.
'The First Report was considered by the bishops at our Low Week meeting and all the recommendations were unanimously accepted. This Final Report, published today, is clearly a thorough and comprehensive document and will be discussed by the bishops at our November meeting.

'It is the aim of all of us that the Catholic Church in England and Wales will come to be seen as an example of best practice in the prevention of child abuse, and in responding to it.'

The Cardinal asked Lord Nolan to chair the independent review in summer 2000. After the review's First Report was published in April, the Catholic bishops agreed to implement its recommendations in full, and asked Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Birmingham to chair an implementation team to begin work immediately on implementing those recommendations requiring action at national level. The bishops' next meeting is 12-15 November in Leeds.
17 September 2001

Today (12th September 2001) at 5.30pm, Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, is offering Mass and prayers in Westminster Cathedral for the many victims and all those affected by yesterday's horrific and tragic events in the United States.

In his sermon the Cardinal said that 'Terrorism is a wicked thing. Acts of terrorism are crimes against our common humanity. Such violence creates not justice but greater injustice, further violence and hatred.'

12 September 2001

On hearing of the disasters in New York and Washington, Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, said:

'These tragic events in New York and Washington have shocked us all. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the dead and injured.

'I am asking that we remember in our prayers all those who have died, those who were injured, and those who are grieving, as well as those who have been left to cope with the aftermath.'

11 September 2001

On hearing of the death of Cardinal Thomas Winning, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor said:

'I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Cardinal Thomas Winning. He was an outstanding leader of the church in Scotland and beyond. His humour, dedication, utter loyalty, and unstinting defence of the Catholic Church will long be remembered.
17 June 2001

On the news that Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue, titular Bishop of Tulana, has been appointed the new Bishop of Lancaster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, said:

'I welcome the appointment of Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue as the next Bishop of Lancaster. He will be greatly missed in the Archdiocese of Westminster but we wish him well.
05 June 2001

Today at All Saints Pastoral Centre and tomorrow in Westminster Cathedral Hall, Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor will meet with clergy to announce a major new development in the Diocese of Westminster.

The principal change will be the gradual replacement of the five geographical areas with four key areas of responsibility, each one under the supervision of a different auxiliary bishop. These areas are as follows:


Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations (Bishop James O'Brien)
Clergy and Consecrated Life (Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue)
Education and Formation (Bishop George Stack)
Pastoral Affairs (Bishop Arthur Roche)

29 May 2001

Today at All Saints Pastoral Centre and tomorrow in Westminster Cathedral Hall, Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor will meet with clergy to announce a major new development in the Diocese of Westminster.

The principal change will be the gradual replacement of the five geographical areas with four key areas of responsibility, each one under the supervision of a different auxiliary bishop. These areas are as follows:


Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations (Bishop James O'Brien)
Clergy and Consecrated Life (Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue)
Education and Formation (Bishop George Stack)
Pastoral Affairs (Bishop Arthur Roche)

29 May 2001

On the publication of the new magazine, 'married life', a guide to couples considering married, Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor, the Archbishop of Westminster, said:

'I welcome the publication of the magazine, married life.
18 May 2001

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