RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR RC 226/5
Extent79 ff.
TitleRelations With Roman Catholics In Individual Countries: Hungary: Cardinal Lékai's visit to Britain
DescriptionPapers relating to Cardinal Lékai's visit to England, including: extract from Canon Moore's diary of Archbishop Coggan's visit to Hungary, 24 May to 5 June 1979 (f.1); letter of thanks from Archbishop Coggan to Cardinal Lékai with invitation to visit Canterbury later that year, 13 June 1979 (f.2); arrangements for visit, including correspondence with Richard Parsons, British Ambassador in Hungary (ff.3,6-14,16); memo by Canon Moore on a meeting with János Lörincz Nágy, the Hungarian Ambassador, 4 Juy 1979 (ff.4-5); letter from Cardinal Lékai to Archbishop Coggan postponing the visit on medical grounds, 28 Nov. 1979, with response (ff.15,17); Christmas card from Cardinal Lékai (ff.18-19); correspondence between M.W. Atkinson, British Embassy Budapest, and Canon Moore about the Becket Vespers at Esztergom with Cardinal Lékai officiating and his visit to England, 31 Dec. 1979 (ff.20-22); correspondence between Bryan Cartledge, British Ambassador in Hungary, and Canon Moore about a visit by Cardinal Lékai in 1980 (ff.23-24,26-27,29-33,47-48); letter from Gerald Ellison, Bishop of London, about Cardinal Lékai's illness and proposed visit, 4 Feb. 1980 (f.25); arrangements for 1980 visit (ff.28,38,40-44,49-52,55-58,67-68); letter from Cardinal Lékai to Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, about his proposed visit and discribing the links between Esztergom and St. Thomas Becket, 14 March 1980, with reply (ff.34-36,39); letter from Lord Coggan to Canon Moore expressing his disappointment at missing the visit, 2 April 1980 (f.37); draft itineraries (ff.45-46,53-54,59-60); arrangements for the visit of Cardinal Lékai to General Synod (ff.62-63); photograph of Canon Moore, Cardinal Lékai and an unknown man (f.65); Order of Service for the Celebration of Pontifical High Mass by the Primate of Hungary Cardinal László Lékai, Archbishop of Esztergom, Canterbury Cathedral (f.66); letters of thanks from Cardinal Lékai to Archbishop Runcie and Canon Moore, 19 July 1980 (ff.69-70); exchange of Christmas and Easter greetings with Cardinal Lékai (ff.73-77); account of a British/Hungarian Round Table call on Cardinal Lékai, Esztergim, 19 Nov. 1981 (ff.78-79).

Correspondents include: Mgr. George Leonard (f.40); Gerald Ellison, Bishop of London (f.41); Mgr. Bruno Heim (f.42); Canon D. Ingram Hill (f.43); László Lékai, Cardinal Archbishop of Esztergom (f.49,51,71); W.D. Pattinson (ff.62-63).

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