Basil Hume

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George Basil Cardinal Hume OSB, OM, MA, STL (2 March 1923 – 17 June 1999) was a British prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Westminster from 1976 and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales from 1979 until his death. Hume was elevated to the cardinalate in 1976.

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Basil Hume

Archbishop of Westminster
Statue of Basil Hume in Newcastle upon Tyne
ArchdioceseWestminster
ProvinceWestminster
Appointed9 February 1976
Installed25 March 1976
Term ended17 June 1999
PredecessorJohn Carmel Heenan
SuccessorCormac Murphy-O'Connor
Other postsCardinal-Priest of San Silvestro in Capite (1976 - 1999)
Orders
Ordination23 July 1950
Consecration26 March 1976
by Bruno Heim
Created cardinal24 May 1976
Personal details
Birth nameGeorge Basil Hume
Born(1923-03-02)2 March 1923
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Died17 June 1999(1999-06-17) (aged 76)
London, England
BuriedWestminster Cathedral
NationalityBritish
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
ParentsSir William Errington Hume and Maria Elizabeth Hume (née Tisserye)
Previous postAbbot of Saint Lawrence's Abbey, Ampleforth (1963 - 1976)
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