The Most Revd Cardinal Basil Hume OM OSB

Died aged c. 76

George Basil Hume OSB OM (2 March 1923 – 17 June 1999) was an English Catholic bishop. He was a monk and priest of the English Benedictine monastery of Ampleforth Abbey and its abbot for 13 years until his appointment as Archbishop of Westminster in 1976. His elevation to 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 appointments until his death from cancer in 1999. His final resting place is at Westminster Cathedral in the Chapel of St Gregory and St Augustine. During his lifetime, Hume received wide respect from the general public which went beyond the Catholic community. Following his death, a statue of him in his monastic habit and wearing his abbatial cross was erected in his home town of Newcastle upon Tyne outside St Mary's Cathedral (opposite Newcastle station); it was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II.

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Commemorated on 5 plaques

4 Ellison Place. Cardinal Basil Hume 1923-1999. Spiritual leader born here on 2 March.

4 Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom where they was born (1923)

Cardinal Basil Hume, 1923-1999, Benedictine Monk and Abbott of Ampleforth, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and a favourite son of Tyneside was born George Hume in Newcastle, the city for which he retained a lifelong affection. This statue and garden were commissioned by the council and people of Newcastle to celebrate Basil Hume's life and work. The garden reflects Cardinal Hume's particular attachment for the holy landscape of Northumbria and the Northern Saints from which he drew spiritual inspiration. Featured are the shapes of Holy Island (Lindisfarne) and Inner Farne, the remote island where the first monk-bishops of Lindisfarne lived as hermits. The text is the seventh century Caedmon's Hymn, the earliest Christian poem on Old English (Northumbrian); the translation was an inspiration for the design of the garden. The boulders are from the shoreline of Holy Island and Inner Farne; below is a stone from Ampleforth Abbey, Basil Hume's monastic home.

St. Mary's Cathedral, Bewick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom where they was

Cardinal Basil Hume OSB, OM. Archbishop of Westminster (1976-1999) - an inspirational Church leader.

Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom where they was allegedly

Blessed on the first of July 1993 by His Eminence Cardinal Basil Hume OSB to commemorate the 150th anniversary 1843 - 1993 of the opening of this Church

Church of St. John The Evangelist, Duncan Terrace, London, United Kingdom where they was

After renovation in 1985 initiated by Canon John Longstaff and completed by Canon Michael Richards, rectors of St Mary's, St Joseph's Cottages were re-opened on 17 October 1986 by Cardinal Basil Hume OSB, Archbishop of Westminster

St Joseph’s cottages, Cadogan Street, London, United Kingdom where they was