This is me, Eccles

This is me, Eccles
This is me, Eccles

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Ave! Magazine

Ave! Magazine has the exclusive photos of the 80th birthday party of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, at which a galaxy of celebrities joined to wish the cardinal Ad multos annos.

The Sacred


Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor was clearly enjoying himself immensely.


Vincent Nichols sits by his mobile phone. "I'm expecting a man to call about a red hat," he explains.


Mgr Basil Loftus (centre) conducts a simple post-Vatican-II service of thanksgiving for the ministry of Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor.

Rochey and Pope

Pope Benedict XVI (Keeper of the Keys) receives from Arthur Roche (Keeper of the Padlocks) a catalogue of those churches in Rome destined for closure.

The semi-sacred


Damian Thompson, a Notting Hill journalist, grumbles that the carnival organizers asked him to play his piano more quietly, as they couldn't hear themselves revel.

Tony and Cherie

Tony and Cherie Blair, who generously waived half their normal appearance fee, were the life and soul of the party.

The definitely profane


Polly Toynbee explains how she went to Tuscany to see for herself how women were being oppressed by the Catholic Church.


"Am I overdressed?" quips Prince Harry, grandson of the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.


The Honourable Member for Bradford West (representing Julian Assange) shows Respect.

Boris and Kelly

Boris Johnson and Kelly Brook arrive by bike. Lance Armstrong wanted to come as well, but is banned from cycling.

One of the many gifts given to Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor


The Venus de Milo, lovingly restored by a little old lady.

1 comment:

  1. darling eccles, what a lovely gathering - it must be safe for the rest of us to walk about whilst these folk are all in one place xx Jess.