His Eminence Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the former Archbishop of Westminster, Great Britain, dies on 1st September, 2017, at the age of 85. The present Archbishop of Westminster His Lordship Cardinal Vincent Nichols announced the sad demise in a statement. His Lordship Cardinal Murphy had been seriously ill in the hospital since April, 2017.

As reported by Vatican News, His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols stated that “I am writing to let you know the sad news that Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor died peacefully this afternoon, surrounded by his family and friends, please pray for the repose of his soul.”

His Lordship Cardinal Murphy was ordained a priest in October, 1956 and Pope St. John Paul II made him Cardinal in 2001. He became the 10th Archbishop of Westminster in March 2000 and retired from the role in 2009.