Archbishop’s Sermon at Solemn Vespers for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

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The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, preached the sermon at the Solemn Vespers in Westminster Cathedral, with Cardinal Vincent Nichols presiding, as part of the Funeral Rites for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor.

The service took place at 5pm on Tuesday 12 September 2017 after the late Cardinal’s body was received into the cathedral earlier in the day.

Archbishop Longley commented:

“I regard it as a great privilege to be asked to preach at the Solemn Vespers for Cardinal Cormac – he was a wonderful bishop and a true friend whom we shall miss enormously.”


You can download the full text of Archbishop Longley’s sermon.

Sermon: Solemn Vespers