Statement issued by The Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP, Archbishop of Liverpool, on the death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor.
It was with great sadness that I heard of the death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor this afternoon. I will remember him for his humanity, his sense of humour and for the great care which he showed to his brother bishops, priests, the people he served and all who he met.
He was always approachable, willing to give his time to listen to anyone and to offer any help he could. We will miss him greatly here in Liverpool as he was a frequent visitor to our Archdiocese sharing in many of our celebrations.
He was a holy and spiritual man who I am sure will now be praying for us all in the presence of his Lord.
May he rest in peace.