Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Prayers and birthday wishes for Cardinal Cormac

Ahead of Cardinal Cormac’s 85th birthday on Thursday, 24th August, Cardinal Vincent has offered his wishes for a ‘most peaceful and happy birthday, one full of thanksgiving for all of God’s blessings’. 

Cardinal Vincent added: ‘We assure you of our prayers and love at this time. May God fill you with the joy of knowing that you are held in his loving care, even as you were at the moment of your birth those 85 years ago!’ 

In a letter to all priests in the Diocese of Westminster noting Cardinal Cormac’s birthday, Cardinal Vincent wrote: 

‘Although his own celebrations will necessarily be muted, I am sure that we will all have him at the forefront of our prayers on such an important day. We not only give thanks for his long and fruitful life and ministry, but we also wish him well for all the time still to come.’ 

Cardinal Vincent had asked last week for prayers for Cardinal Cormac whose health had taken a ‘defining turn’ and who remains in hospital.

Please keep Cardinal Cormac in your prayers.

Cardinal Cormac is pictured at his 80th birthday celebration.

Photo: Mazur/Catholicnews.org.uk

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