Part 3 - Bishop Murphy-O'Connor to the Apostolic Delegate: Eucharistic celebration at Walsingham

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GB ARCHON 2913 WSHR-01-06-83-3

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Bishop Murphy-O'Connor to the Apostolic Delegate: Eucharistic celebration at Walsingham

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  • 1981-9-22 (Creation)

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2 pages; typescript; flimsy

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(1932-2017)

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1981: Writing to Bishop Clark re Walsingham Eucharist

Born in 1932 in Reading, Berkshire. He was a Cardinal, Archbishop of Westminster and president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. He was made cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001. Pope Benedict XVI accepted his resignation (on reaching 75) on 3 April 2009. Died in 2017 and is buried within Westminster Cathedral, London

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RCDEA Archive

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He sets out the background to the event: joint prayers, penitential walk, separate celebration of the Eucharist. The latter was to be in the open air but a torrential downpour meant the celebration was transferred to the large Anglican Church. He addresses the points raised in the Apostolic Delegate's letter. Unusual circumstances forced this to occur, but at no point was there any misunderstanding concerning the degree of "unity and disunity"; the local Ordinary approved; the celebration was conformant with the principle no 59 in the Ecumenical Directory.

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202mm x 330mm

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Draft

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Minimal

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