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Cardinal Nichols washes feet of Chelsea Pensioners during Mass of the Lord’s Supper

At the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, commemorating the institution of the Eucharist, on Maundy Thursday, 13th April 2017, in Westminster Cathedral, His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols washed the feet of 12 Chelsea Pensioners, (including three women) recalling the Lord’s washing of his disciples’ feet at the Last Supper.

In his homily, Cardinal Nichols explained the origin of the word...

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Cardinal Nichols urges faithful to offer the sick pastoral and spiritual care

In a pastoral letter being read in parishes throughout the Diocese of Westminster today, the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 26th February, His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols urges the faithful not just to hand the sick over to professional care, but to offer them pastoral and spiritual care in their communities.

He reflects on the diocesan season of prayer entitled 'Called to Serve th...

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Cardinal Vincent sends birthday greetings to Dalai Lama

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Chairman of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has sent the following message to the Dalai Lama on the occasion of his 80th birthday Dalai and the 90th anniversary of the Buddhist Society.

The Cardinal writes:

It is a joy and a privilege to offer my greetings and good wishes to the Dalai Lama on the occasion of his 80th birthd...

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Cardinal Nichols sends message of support to London-Paris Peace Cycle

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, has sent a message of support to the Westminster J&P Peace Cycle which sets off from Westminster Cathedral on Saturday morning. Fifteen intrepid cyclists including two parish priests, students, pensioners and the not-so-old will set off on Phase 1 of the London-Paris Pilgrimage for the Climate at 10am on August 29th, heading for Newhaven,...

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Cardinal Nichols invites parishes to join new national network of prayer

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols has made a video appeal to Catholic parishes across England and Wales to join, a new national network of prayer for the work of evangelisation on 11 July. The date is significant because it is the same day that representatives from across England and Wales will gather in Birmingham for the Proclaim '15: National Catholic Evangelisation Conference, which is the first eve...

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Tributes to Jim Dobbin MP

Jim Dobbin MP

Tributes have been pouring to  Jim Dobbin,  Labour MP for Heywood and Middleton, who died suddenly on Sunday while on a visit to Poland.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols President, Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales

"On behalf of the Catholic community, I express profound sorrow at the unexpected death of Jim Dobbin MP on his recent trip ...

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols condemns welfare cuts

Cardinal-designate Archbishop Vincent Nichols today condemned the UK Government's austerity programme as a ‘disgrace’, leaving increasing numbers of people to face “hunger and destitution”.

In a hard-hitting interview published in the Telegraph this morning, the Archbishop of Westminster said that while the need to reduce spending on benefits is widely accepted, ...

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols: prayers for South Sudan

mother and child  - South Sudan

Cardinal-elect Archbishop Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has written to His Eminence Cardinal Gabriel Zubayr Wako, Archbishop of Khartoum, to echo the call for peace in South Sudan. Clashes in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, erupted just before Christmas. The violence has left thousands dead and displaced hundreds of thousands more.

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Mass of Thanksgiving for re-opening of ecclesiastical faculties at Heythrop

Cardinal-elect Vincent Nichols

A Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated by Archbishop Vincent Nichols in the Maria Assumpta Chapel, in Kensington Square, London, last night (20 January 2014) to mark the re-activation of the ecclesiastical faculties of theology and philosophy, together known as the Bellarmine Institute. The Institute is a specialist centre of professional study, teaching and research at Heythrop College, Univers...

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols to be named Cardinal

Archbishop Nichols

His Holiness Pope Francis, announced that the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, Archbishop Nichols will be made a Cardinal at the next consistory on 22 February 2014. The announcement came during Pope Francis’ Angelus in St Peters Square this morning, 12 January, in which he created 15 more elector cardinals and three non-elector cardinals.

Archbishop Vince...

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Westminster: New House of Formation established in Diocesan Seminary

The signing ceremony

Agreement has been reached between the Diocese of Westminster and the Neocatechumenal Way formally to establish the Redemptoris Mater House as a House of Formation within the structure of Allen Hall.

In a statement, the Diocese said: "After more than two years of cooperation between the Neocatechumenal Way and our Diocesan Seminary at Allen Hall, formal agreements governing this growing...

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Archbishop Nichols brands government immigration targets "inhumane"

Archbishop Vincent Nichols has branded the government's pursuit of immigration targets as "inhumane" and warned that the rules preventing foreign spouses of UK citizens from settling here are damaging the development of thousands of British children.

In a rare political intervention, the Archbishop of Westminster, urged the government to change a policy introduced last summer that preve...

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London: Celebrating Sisters of Mercy at Providence Row

Archbishop Nichols, Pam Orchard, Simon Bartley at tree planting

Providence Row in east London held a celebration of the Sisters of Mercy event on Tuesday, to commemorate their work and huge contribution to the charity. The Sisters founded Providence Row in 1860 with Father Daniel Gilbert and they continued to run it until 1988.

The Archbishop of Westminster,  Most Rev Vincent Nichols led a service which gave thanks to the work of the Sisters an...

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Archbishop Nichols gives ‘Pause for Thought’ on BBC Radio 2

Today, 10 December,  the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, spoke on ‘Pause for Thought’, hosted by Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2. During his reflection Archbishop Vincent reflected on the need for the ‘deeper joy’ of Christmas to be expressed in an engaging and compelling manner: “There is a deeper joy, a joy that isn&rs...

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