Richard Burton made a fine Thomas Becket and his scene of excommunication is, for me, one of the highlights of the film 'Becket'
When, eventually, King Henry II uttered those immortal words about a troublesome priest he set in motion the actions that would lead to St Thomas Becket's martyrdom.
As he was hacked at by his attackers at the altar, he uttered the following sentence:-
"Here I am ready to suffer in the name of He who redeemed me with His blood; God forbid that I should flee on account of your swords or that I should depart from righteousness."
He died at Canterbury on 29th December 1170 - St Thomas Becket, ora pro nobis!
And now......another Archbishop speaks out against the state - thank you Archbishop Vincent Nichols -
A Reluctant Sinner has it covered.