+ Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, O.P., 1935–2013

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During the night of November 10-11, Fr. Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, O.P., was called home by the Lord. He passed away in his sleep while convalescing after a recent surgery. Fr. Murphy-O’Connor taught for more than four decades at the École Biblique et Archéologique. He was a world-reknowned biblical scholar and author of numerous books on St. Paul and the Holy Land. Many throughout the world counted him their friend.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Basilica of St Étienne on Wednesday, November 13, at 12h00. More details will follow.

« O beatum virum, cujus anima paradisum possidet! Unde exsultant angeli, laetantur archangeli, chorus sanctorum proclamat, turba virginum invitat: Mane nobiscum in aeternum! » (Antiphon for the Benedictus, Feast of St. Martin de Tours).