Part 1 - General Synod 1978 - Cardinal Hume's Address

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GB ARCHON 2913 EABC-00-01-49-1


General Synod 1978 - Cardinal Hume's Address


  • 1 February 1978 (Creation)

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14 pages; 14 sides; typescript; copy

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1980: Pope's 1982 visit confirmed
1995: quoted in a letter to Yarmouth

Born 2 March 1923 ; died 17 June 1999. An English Roman Catholic bishop. He was a monk and priest of the English Benedictine monastery of Ampleforth Abbey and its abbot for 13 years until his appointment as Archbishop of Westminster in 1976. His elevation to cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church followed during the same year. From 1979, Hume served also as President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. He held these appointments until his death from cancer. His is buried in Westminster Cathedral in the Chapel of St Gregory and St Augustine.

Following his death, a statue of him in his monastic habit and wearing his abbatial cross was erected in his home town of Newcastle upon Tyne outside St Mary's Cathedral (opposite Newcastle station); it was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II.

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pre-2018: ADW

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RCDEA Archive

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Collaboration and co-operation in the work of the Lord. Speak in his own name - not an emissary from the Holy See nor the Conference of RC Bishops in England and Wales. A divided Christianity is a scandal.
"When you and I as Christians affirm the dignity of man, we mean more than does the humanist, the Marxist or the liberal agnostic. We affirm two truths." ".. man is made in the image of God....the Word has become flesh and dwells among us." Global problems which seriously threaten the well-being of the human race - hunger, military spending, war. "But even our moral influence as Christians is diminished by our evident disunity." IN the Common Declaration (29 April 1977) Pope Paul & Archbishop Coggan took up the idea voiced by ARCIC which worked closely on the Eucharist, Ministry and Authority in the Church - be reminded that neither Church has ratified the three Agreed Statements. "May I suggest that we must not only listen to each other, but together listen to what the Spirit may be saying."

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