Anniversary of Archbishop Maurice Couve de Murville
Archbishop Maurice Couve de Murville, Archbishop of Birmingham from 1982 - 1999, died ten years ago today, 3 November 2007. Archbishop Maurice invited the Birmingham Oratory to make a foundation in Oxford in 1990, the centenary of the death of Blessed John Henry Newman. This was an imaginative and courageous decision which has brought blessings to many people in the last twenty-seven years. We remember him in our prayers today with gratitude and affection.