I had a conversation with Cardinal Basil Hume in 1980. He was full of life, full of mischievous joy and a man who seemed to be close to his God. I was supposed to be interviewing him but he first took my microphone away and hit me over the head with it, and then - this is true - ran off with the tape recorder and started asking his startled priests daft questions. He came back to me and enquired, "What do you think is the main role of the Church in society today?" This was after all, the leader of the Catholic Church in England, who, had he been alive, would certainly have been in the running for the highest office.
I was simply priveleged to be in the same room with him.
The photo shows him on typical form.
Posted by Wrinkled Weasel on Monday, April 03, 2006