From Athanasius Toma Dawod, Syriac Orthodox Archbishop in the United Kingdom:
I have received with sadness the news about the passing away of the late Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor to the loving mercy of God.
I have known the late Cardinal for many years and met him on various occasions. He was an unwavering devotee to the preaching of the Gospel. He was loved by all in his church, the UK and beyond for his commitment to the advancement of ecumenical and interreligious understanding.
I share with Your Eminence and our sisterly Roman Catholic Church the grief about his passing away but also rejoice in the knowledge that he has departed from this earthly world to the better world promised by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Also, I would like to express on behalf of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the UK our sincere condolences to Your Eminence and to the Roman Catholic Church. May God receive him into his heavenly kingdom and may his memory be eternal.