Transcription from the foundation stone of St Boniface Catholic Church transcribed by Dr Michael J. Fennessy in 2006.
Full details of the memorial (including a photograph and its exact location) can be accessed by downloading the data file from the CMIAR website.
[Latin inscription follows:]
IN HONOREM S.BONIFATII ARCHI
EPISCOPI ET MARTYRIS 'APOSTOLI
GERMANAE' TITUIARIS ECCLESIAE
CATHEDRALIS ET PATRONI PRINC.
DIOECESIS PLYMUTENSIS HUNC
LAPIDEM AB EPISCOPO FULDENSI
DONATUM POSUIT ET BENEDIXIT
DIE 29 MARTII A.D.MCMLXIX
[Translation from Latin to English follows:]
In honour of St Boniface, Archbishop and Martyr, 'The Apostle of Germany', Titular [Saint] of the Cathedral church, and principal Patron of the diocese of Plymouth, Cyril Restieaux, the most Reverend Lord Bishop of Plymouth, on 29 March in the Year of the Lord 1969, laid and blessed this [foundation] stone, [which was] donated by the Bishop of Fulda.
[End of translation]
[The dots (full stops, periods) that appear in the Latin text are positioned at mid font height in the inscription.]
[The occurrence of AE in the inscription at the end of GERMANAE is displayed as a fused AE topped with an acute accent.]
[PRINC. in the Latin text is an abbreviation of 'principalis' (principal). The Bishop of Fulda in 1969 was Adolf Bolte, born 1901, auxilary Bishop of Fulda in 1945 and succeeded to the title on either 30 June 1959 (Annuario Pontificio, the official source) or 30 July 1958 (Dictionnaire d'histoire et de geographie ecclesiastiques).]
[The Bishop of Plymouth in 1969, Cyril Restieaux, was born in 19??. He was Bishop of the Diocese of Plymouth from 1955 to 1986. He died on 26th February 1996.]