Part 1 - "Jesus Christ the Way" text

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GB ARCHON 2913 EABC-00-01-88-1

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"Jesus Christ the Way" text

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  • 19 January 1983 (Creation)

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5 pages; 5 sides; typescript; copy

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(1923-1999)

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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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"The annual week of Prayer for Christian Unity has become in recent years something of a convention. It is in danger of being taken for granted." Common devotion to Christ; we belong to Him; he is our peace and reconciliation; have to face obstacles ahead honestly and courageously; the Pope's visit; ARCIC discussions. "Pope Paul VI once said: 'The Pope, you well know, is undoubtedly the gravest obstacle in the path of ecumenism'". "Reconciliation of ministries cannot be cheaply bought, or sought for simple convenience." "I am convinced that these three themes - Peter, Apostolicity and Sacraments - are themes which in one way or another all the Churches are now talking about."

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