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Cardinal Nichols recalled his predecessor’s warm encounters with the Royal family – including a sing-a-long with the Queen Mother

The cardinal would have been pleased with his funeral Mass

Archbishop George Stack described the cardinal as a ‘priest to his fingertips’

Archbishop George Stack delivered this homily at the funeral of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

The body of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has been received into Westminster Cathedral ahead of his funeral Mass tomorrow.

The turbulent times of Cardinal Cormac

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor took on leadership of the English Church amid political and ecclesiastical turmoil

The cardinal’s body will lie in state before his funeral at Westminster Cathedral

The cardinal was at ease with the Establishment, but they often ignored him

The Pope said he was ‘deeply saddened’ by the cardinal’s death

The cardinal served as Archbishop of Westminster from 2000 to 2009