Currying favour with the Cardinal – by Elsie Maciel

‘The first time I met Cardinal Hume was in the late 1980’s when he attended our (the former Asian Chaplaincy) Fayre in the hall outside the cathedral.’
Elsie meeting the Cardinal
Elsie meeting the Cardinal

‘I had a stall of my home-made Goan delicacies (chutneys, pickles etc). The Cardinal made it a point of stopping at every stall and when he reached mine, he said how pleased he was to see the display. I then presented him with a copy of my “Goan Cookery Book” which had just been published;  he thanked me and said he would give it to his Mum.’

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