Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

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Murphy-O'Connor in 2012

Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (24 August 1932 – 1 September 2017) was a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. He was created a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001. He submitted his resignation as archbishop on reaching his 75th birthday in 2007; Pope Benedict XVI accepted it on 3 April 2009.[1]

Murphy-O'Connor was born in Reading, Berkshire, England. He studied at Presentation College, Reading and at Pontifical Gregorian University. Murphy-O'Connor died on 1 September 2017 in London of bladder cancer at the age of 85.[2]

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  1. Stanford, Peter (1 September 2017). "Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor obituary" – via
  2. "Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor dies at 85". BBC News. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.