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Cardinal News Archive

Religious leaders unite against assisted suicide bill

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, has signed a joint letter with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Chief Rabbi, to urge opposition to the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill

12 May 2006

Cardinal's letter to The Times about Ruth Kelly MP

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has said that he is 'astonished that Ruth Kelly's Catholicism might be considered incompatible with her role as Equality Minister.' 

12 May 2006

Cardinal backs Sri Lankan Bishops' pleas for peace

The president of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, has added his voice to that of the Sri Lanka’s Catholic bishops calling for a stop to the violence and killings there.

02 May 2006

'What you do is as broad as friendship', Cardinal tells SVP

Poverty in Britain is all the more “painful” because it is surrounded by plenty, the Archbishop of Westminster said last Saturday in a homily at  Mass for the St Vincent de Paul Society.

02 May 2006

Embrace All Migrants, Cardinal Tells London Parishes

London’s Catholic parishes need to embrace migrants whatever their legal status, the Archbishop of Westminster writes in an article published in The Tablet.

27 April 2006

Cardinal congratulates Queen on her 80th birthday

The President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has exchanged warm letters with Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her 80th birthday.

24 April 2006

Cardinal deplores 'extreme and shameful poverty' in Britain

Even after record spending on welfare, contemporary Britain still has ‘extreme and shameful poverty’, the Cardinal told a Cambridge conference on 4 April.

05 April 2006

Rome rules out papal visit to UK next year

The Secretariat of State of the Holy See has indicated to the Archbishop of Westminster that a papal visit to the UK will not be possible in 2007.

22 March 2006

Cardinal calls for tighter ethical governance of Catholic hospital

A revised Code of Ethics and a new “ethical governance framework” are the key demands contained in a letter from the Archbishop. 

20 March 2006

Cardinal congratulates Downside for teaching the 'art of belonging'

In today’s Europe of “believing without belonging”, where the family is fragile, monasteries teach the “art of belonging to each other”, the Archbishop of Westminster told monks gathered at Downside Abbey church.

13 March 2006


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