Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, has been seriously ill in hospital since the middle of August. Today, Bishop Richard Moth, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton has sent out this message from the Cardinal, with an appeal for prayers.
Cardinal Cormac writes:
"At this time, the words I pray every night are never far from my thoughts: 'Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit'.
"Please tell them that I am at peace and have no fear of what is to come. I have received many blessings in my life, especially from my family and friends.
"I thank God for the many priests, religious and lay faithful who have helped and sustained me in my Episcopal life. Nor should I forget the many Anglican and Free Church colleagues whose friendship I have valued very much.
Above all, as I now commend myself to the loving mercy of God, I ask them all to pray for me as I remember and pray for them.
Fraternally in the Lord,
Read also: Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor has died - www.indcatholicnews.com/news/33302
and earlier ICN reports here: www.indcatholicnews.com/news/33250