Tributes for Cardinal Thomas Winning

The President of the Methodist Conference, Rev Inderjit Bhogal,said today that the death of Cardinal Thomas Winning was "a sad andtragic loss, not only for the Roman Catholic Church but for theChurch community of all denominations. His death will leave a greatvacuum in Church life. I assure the Roman Catholic community of theprayers of the Methodist Church at this sad time".

The Methodist Church's ecumenical representative in Scotland,Rev Andrew MacKenzie, said: "What an important figure CardinalWinning was to the Scottish Church. He was a towering figure thatput Catholics in Scotland back on the map. As the Pope said, he wasa man of the people."

Cardinal Thomas Winning, the Roman Catholic Archbishop ofGlasgow, died on 17 June.