Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor at 80

Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor celebrated his 80th birthday on Friday 24 August. On these pages, you can read his biography, look at a collection of images and find out more about his work since retiring as Archbishop of Westminster in 2009. Our congratulations, thoughts and prayers are with him as he continues both his retirement and ministry.



To mark his eightieth birthday, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has been in the BBC Radio 2 studios giving us his Pause for Thought. Here's the full text of...Read more



Born on 24 August 1932 in Reading, Berkshire, Murphy-O’Connor was the fifth son of Dr. George Murphy-O'Connor and his wife, Ellen.His brother Brian and Patri...Read more


Since Retirement

The Cardinal is the first Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster - all of his predecessors died in office. Since leaving Westminster in 2009, the Cardinal has sp...Read more