We have just received news of the death of the Duke of Norfolk. He died today at his home in Oxfordshire. He was 86. The Duke often represented the Queen at official functions. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has issued the following statement: "It was with the greatest sadness that I learnt of the death of Miles, Duke of Norfolk. He was a true Christian gentleman in the real sense of those words. His faith permeated his whole life and he was extraordinarily generous in the time and effort he gave to charitable work. "The Catholic Church in this country was glad to have him as its most distinguished layman and he will be deeply missed. I was happy to be included among his close friends. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with his wife, Anne, and all the Norfolk family." source: Archbishop's House
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