Cormac Murphy-O’Connor was once described by The Tablet as “everyone’s favourite bishop”. The warmth of his personality, his humour, which was not above a bit of mischief, his modesty and his outreach to everyone he met, eliciting a corresponding response from them, led one of his advisers to compliment him on “catching flies with honey, not vinegar”.
Joys, hopes and sudden storms: Cardinal Cormac steered the Church through turbulent change
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