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Archbishop - tribute to Bishop Hugh Montefiore

Monday 16th May 2005

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has paid tribute to Bishop Hugh Montefiore whose death at the age of 85 was announced at the weekend.

"Bishop Hugh made an enormous contribution to the life of the Church. Throughout his ministry he earned a reputation as a passionate intellectual, an eloquent theologian, a deeply caring pastor and a fervent supporter of the ministry of women.

"His advocacy for concerns of justice and his visionary concern for the environment were testimony to the way in which he understood his faith connected directly with the world around us.

"He will be sadly missed."

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