Cardinal Basil Hume, Archbishop of Westminster
"I got to know Cardinal Tomas very well. We often met at meetings of European bishops, at Synods in Rome and on many other occasions. I always found him to be such excellent company. Wherever he was there was joy and laughter. I remember finding myself in St. Louis in the United States only to discover that Cardinal Tomas was also present on a different errand. I tracked him down and said: `We simply must meet and do something together'. So he and I attended a dinner in which I was supposed to be the guest of honour. His presence made all the difference to everyone's enjoyment.