Catholic leader who served as the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham from 1965 to 1981. He was the first President of the Bishops' Conference who was not also the Archbishop of Westminster.
He earned doctorates in Philosophy and Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University.
He declined the position of Archbishop of Westminster because he felt that, at age 67, he was too old to accept.
He was the cousin of
He and former Cardinal Protodeacon Jean Louis Tauran both studied at Pontifical Gregorian University.