Basil Hume (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 ... more »
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''Moral choices do not depend on personal preference and private decision but on right reason and, I would add, divine order.''Basil Hume (b. 1923), British Cardinal, Archbishop of Westminster. Times (London, March 16, 1990).