Page 3, 28th August 1987

28th August 1987
Page 3
Page 3, 28th August 1987 — Retirement speculation scotched
Close

Report an error

Noticed an error on this page?
If you've noticed an error in this article please click here to report it.

Tags

Locations: Rome

Share


Related articles

Ampleforth Monk Appointed Bishop

Page 3 from 17th January 1992

1catholic Profiles :94 I Mgr. Masterson

Page 4 from 14th March 1947

Westminster Sort Out Financial Chaos But Vast Debt Remains

Page 2 from 26th January 1979

Cardinal Hume Gets New Secretary In Diocese Changes

Page 1 from 30th July 1982

Reasons For Delay In Nominating Bishops To Eight Vacant Sees

Page 3 from 18th February 1977

Retirement speculation scotched

RUMOURS of Cardinal Hume's impending retirement next year to the calm of the Benedictine monastery whence he came were this week scotched by Mgr Ralph Brown, Vicar General of Westminster diocese.

A report in a regional paper — the north-west's Daily Post this week spoke of the cardinal's wish to retire next year and return to Ampleforth Abbey where he was Abbot before his elevation to the Cardinalate.

"Once you become a cardinal retirement brings one future prospect; a move to Rome. If the cardinal was to retire before the set retirement age of 75, he would be sent to Rome and given a job there," said Mgr Brown.

The Daily Post suggested that far from retiring, the cardinal could find himself moving higher perhaps even to the See of St Peter should it become vacant in the next ten years.

His stint as President of the European Bishops' Conferences and his proven record in making Catholicism a force to be reckoned with in a Protestant country render him a hot prospect for the job, the paper speculated.




blog comments powered by Disqus