In a pre-Conclave speech the future Pontiff urged colleagues to reject “theological narcissism”

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The Church needs more than an ‘obvious’ candidate – we need an exceptional one

Cardinal resigns just a few weeks before he was due to step down because of age

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Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor tells Luke Coppen about his hopes for unity and the joy of choosing a pope

Instead, let’s give thanks for Pope Benedict XVI’s wise leadership and continued good health

His sinister record would give the press a field day if he was left in charge of the conclave