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Friday, 27 February 2009

His Lordship? His Excellency? His Excellent Lordship? His Lordly Excellency?

How will he be addressed?

There is a rumor that,
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor may become the first Roman Catholic bishop to sit in the House of Lords since the 16th century, The Times of London has learned.

The newspaper reported Friday that offering a life peerage to the retiring Archbishop of Westminster was discussed during a meeting last week between Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Pope Benedict XVI.

The move would require a special dispensation from the Vatican because the Catholic Church bans its clergy from any office that might involve the exercise of political power.
I wish him a peaceful retirement.

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