Religion: Death of a Voice

SILENCE PLEASE—SERIOUS ILLNESS OF CARDINAL HINSLEY.

This sign on roads passing near a rambling house in rural Hertfordshire came down last week. Death came from a heart attack, at 77, to Arthur Cardinal Hinsley, Archbishop and Metropolitan of Westminster, spiritual leader of 2,400,000 Roman Catholics in England and Wales.* For the first time since the Reformation, Englishmen in general mourned the passing of a Roman Catholic Archbishop.

Hinsley was England's only Cardinal. There are two others in the British Empire: MacRory of Ireland; Villeneuve of Quebec. Hinsley's death reduced the College of...

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