• Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor dies at the age of 85

    Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor dies at the age of 85

    • Sep 1, 2017

    Cormac Murphy-O’Connor was chosen as Archbishop of Westminster following the death of Cardinal Basil Hume in 1999, and made a cardinal in February 2001, along with Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires. Murphy-O’Connor had come to know Bergoglio well from cardinals’ gatherings in Rome, when they were usually seated together, along with three others, a group the English cardinal nicknamed La Squadra, or “the team.”