His Eminence Cardinal Basil Hume OSB, OM

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Cardinal Archbishop Of Westminster George Haliburton Hume

Also Known As: "Basil Hume"
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Birthplace: Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England (United Kingdom)
Death: June 17, 1999 (76)
St Martin, Westminster, London, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Errington Hume and Marie Elisabeth Elizabeth Hume
Brother of Frances Jane Kristensen; Private; Madeleine Francis Hunt; Dr. John Errington Hume and Private

Occupation: Cardinal in RC Church
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About His Eminence Cardinal Basil Hume OSB, OM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_Hume

Basil Hume OSB, OM (2 March 1923 – 17 June 1999) was a monk of the English Benedictine monastery of Ampleforth Abbey and for 13 years its abbot until his appointment as Archbishop of Westminster in 1976. His elevation to a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church followed during the same year. From 1979 Hume served also as President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. He held these appointments until his death from cancer in 1999. His final resting place is at Westminster Cathedral in the Chapel of St Gregory and St Augustine.

During his lifetime Hume received wide respect from the general public which went beyond the Catholic community. Following his death, a statue of him in his monastic habit and wearing his abbatial cross was erected in his home town of Newcastle upon Tyne outside St Mary's Cathedral (opposite the Central railway Station), unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II.

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His Eminence Cardinal Basil Hume OSB, OM's Timeline

1923
March 2, 1923
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
1999
June 17, 1999
Age 76
St Martin, Westminster, London, England