In the past 24 hours it has been announced that Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor is seriously ill at this time. Cardinal Cormac is the retired Archbishop of Westminster and former President of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales.
Writing to all of the English and Welsh Bishops, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has asked the Church in England and Wales to unite in prayer adding that “these loving prayers are a source of great strength and comfort as he calmly ponders on all that lies ahead, all in God’s good time. May the Lord strengthen him in faith and trust and may the prayers of the Church, which he loves so much, comfort and uphold him.”
When Cardinal Cormac was Archbishop of Westminster our own Archbishop George Stack served as one of his auxiliary bishops. Archbishop George invites the entire diocese to pray daily for the Cardinal at this time.