Cardinal Basil Hume - Banner BAN1231
Cardinal Basil Hume
OSB OM. Benedictine monk and priest of Ampleforth Abbey. Cardinal Archbishop of
Born George Hume in
Newcastle upon Tyne 1923, died London, 17th June 1999. Buried in Westminster
Ampleforth 1963 - 1976
Appointed Archbishop of Westminster 1976
Created Cardinal-Priest of San Silvestro in Capite 1976
Regarded as a man of
great humility and deep spirituality informed by his Benedictine calling, his
contribution to the pastoral life of the nation was acknowledged by the
awarding of the Order of Merit by Queen Elizabeth II shortly before his death.
He is particularly
remembered for his work with the homeless and young people at risk,
establishing the Cardinal Hume Centre in 1986, and opening up Cathedral Hall, Westminster
to those sleeping rough.
He authored several
books on the spiritual life.
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