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Cardinal Nichols renews call to UK government to help Middle East refugees
Cardinal Nichols renews call to UK government to help Middle East refugees

On the eve of the World Day for Migrants and Refugees, Cardinal Nichols has renewed his call for refugees from the Middle East to be welcomed and accommodated in this country. In 2015 the Cardinal met with Christian and Yazidi refugees during a pastoral visit in Erbil, Iraq. Bishops from England and Wales also met with refugees from Syria and Iraq during the annual Holy Land Co-ordination visit, which went to Jordan last year. The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has been in regular contact with the government about developments in the region,

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 Cardinal Nichols: No to racism, hatred, division
Cardinal Nichols: No to racism, hatred, division

Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and president of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has issued a new statement today following the Brexit referendum. He said: "We all need to reflect on what has been a tumultuous few days and ponder what is needed now. Firstly, I am very conscious of the Polish community in Hammersmith or of people confronted by banners in Newcastle. This upsurge of racism, of hatred towards others is something we must not tolerate. We have to say this is simply not acceptable in a humane society and it

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Westminster welcomes six new priests
Westminster welcomes six new priests

On Saturday 25 June, six men were ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Vincent at Westminster Cathedral. Concelebrating were Bishops John Sherrington, Nicholas Hudson and Mark Jabale, along with several priests of the diocese. The new priests are: Fr Christian de Lisle, Fr Tom Montgomery, Fr Damian Ryan, Fr John Scott, Fr Tony Thomas and Fr Chinedu Udo. During the homily which preceded the Ordination Rite, Cardinal Vincent, echoing the words of St Paul, enjoined the men to 'lead a life worthy of your vocation'.

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EU Referendum statement from Cardinal Nichols
EU Referendum statement from Cardinal Nichols

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales: "A great tradition of the United Kingdom is to respect the will of the people, expressed at the ballot box. Today we set out on a new course that will be demanding on all. Our prayer is that all will work in this task with respect and civility, despite deep differences of opinion. We pray that in this process the most vulnerable will be supported and protected, especially those who are easy targets for unscrupulous employees and human traffickers.

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Cardinal welcomes government decision to take some child refugees
Cardinal welcomes government decision to take some child refugees


Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, has welcomed an announcement by Prime Minister David Cameron that the UK government has decided to resettle more child refugees. The exact numbers have not been decided yet. Only those children already in Europe before the agreement with Turkey wil be eligible for asylum. Last month the British government refused to take in 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children. The amendment to the Immigration Bill, proposed by Lord Alfred Dubs, who came to England as

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Cardinal Nichols leads Mass celebrating 1050th anniversary of arrival of Christianity in Poland
Cardinal Nichols leads Mass celebrating 1050th anniversary of arrival of Christianity in Poland

Cardinal Vincent Nichols was principal celebrant at a special Mass in Ealing Abbey on Sunday, 1 May, to mark 1,050 anniversary of Christianity in Poland. During this year, the baptism of Mieszko I, the first ruler of the Polish State, in 966, is marked. In his homily Cardinal Vincent noted that 50 years ago 'would not have been a good time for such celebrations' and that 'they had caused considerable conflict'. He prayed that 'the Catholic faith may continue to inspire' Poland and that 'the strength, generosity and sense of sacrifice which springs from

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Church leaders express condolences and offer prayers for Belgium
Church leaders express condolences and offer prayers for Belgium

Church leaders have issued condolence messages and prayers for the people of Belgium in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels today which have killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds. 'Learning of the attacks in Brussels, which have affected many people, His Holiness Pope Francis entrusts to God's mercy those who died and he prays for those who have lost relatives. He expresses his deepest sympathy to the injured and their families, and all those who contribute to relief efforts, asking the Lord to bring them

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UK-wide: Thousands of adults welcomed at Rite of Election
UK-wide: Thousands of adults welcomed at Rite of Election

Thousands of adult catechumens were welcomed in cathedrals and churches around England and Wales over the weekend, for the Rite of Election. In Westminster 622 people from 123 parishes gathered at Westminster Cathedral on 13 and 14 February to celebrate the Rite of Election and call to continuing conversion, a key milestone in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). The liturgies were presided over by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Bishops John Sherrington, Nicholas Hudson, Paul McAleenan and John Wilson, along with many Deans

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Cardinal Nichols celebrates first Catholic service at Hampton Court since Reformation
Cardinal Nichols celebrates first Catholic service at Hampton Court since Reformation

History was made last night, Tuesday 9th February, when Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated Vespers in the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court. This was the first Catholic service to be held in the chapel in 450 years, since the reign of Queen Mary I. The Bishop of London and Dean of the Chapel Royal, Bishop Richard Chartres and Home Secretary Theresa May also took part. Before Vespers, there was a discussion between Cardinal Vincent and Bishop Chartres on the theme 'Faith and Crown',

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Midnight Mass Homily with Cardinal Vincent Nichols
Midnight Mass Homily with Cardinal Vincent Nichols

This night, in the words of the Gospel of St Luke, we are summoned by the angel to the crib, in the town of David, in Bethlehem. We are told that there we will find 'news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people.' To emphasise the point we read that 'suddenly with the angel there was a great throng of the heavenly host praising God and singing: Glory to God on high!' We too sing our 'Glorias', and we thank the choir for their wonderful music. As we gather at the crib what do we find?

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 Cardinal Nichols thanks Police for their vigilance and courage
Cardinal Nichols thanks Police for their vigilance and courage

In a homily at the Metropolitan Police Carol Service in Westminster Abbey yesterday, Cardinal Nichols thanked the Metropolitan Police for their "vigilance" and "courage." Comparing them to St Joseph in his role as guardian of the Holy Family, the Cardinal referred to members of the force as "guardians, working hard to keep us safe"...."As I look at St Joseph in every crib I see, I think of you all, and many others alongside you, and I thank God for your presence, your vigilance and your courage.

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols opens Holy Door at Westminster Cathedral
Cardinal Vincent Nichols opens Holy Door at Westminster Cathedral

At Vespers today, Sunday 13 December, Cardinal Vincent opened the Door of Mercy at Westminster Cathedral to mark the beginning of the Year of Mercy in the diocese. He was joined by the Cathedral Chapters and the Chaplains of the Cathedral. During Vespers the congregation were invited to follow through the Holy Door after Cardinal Vincent. This will be the principal Holy Door for the diocese. Other churches throughout Westminster diocese which been granted permission for a Holy Door include: Holy Trinity in Brook Green; St Peter's Italian Church in Clerkenwell,

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Letter: Can bombing bring peace to Syria?

After prolonged silence on the issue of Isis, Cardinal Nichols appears to support the British Government's plan to authorise air strikes in Syria. The doctrine of proportionality in warfare leads him to condone this attack as part of some mythical peace process. What kind of peace process starts with an armed onslaught against the opposing side?

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 Statement by Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, following Paris terrorist attacks
Statement by Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, following Paris terrorist attacks

This morning I wish to express my horror at the events that took place in Paris last night. This random killing of innocent people is utterly despicable and a course of action which must be rejected unequivocally by all. Today I offer my prayers, with those of the entire Catholic Community in England and Wales, for those who have been shot dead as they enjoyed moments of relaxation and entertainment. I pray for the bereaved, for those who have been traumatised. I pray for the City of Paris that it will courageously recover its poise as one of the great cities of the world.

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Bishops of England and Wales statement on refugee crisis
Bishops of England and Wales statement on refugee crisis

'Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me (Mt 25:40)' At last Sunday's Angelus, Pope Francis invited every parish, religious house and monastery in Europe to respond to the growing refugee crisis by offering a place of sanctuary to families fleeing from war and persecution in their home countries. The Pope calls on our generosity and solidarity to recognise and act upon our common humanity.

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 Nigeria: On first anniversary of Chibok kidnapping, 20 parents have died
Nigeria: On first anniversary of Chibok kidnapping, 20 parents have died

On 14 April, 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped 275 girls from their local school in Chibok, Nigeria. It was the Islamic extremist group's largest abduction in a long campaign of kidnappings and it generated global headlines at the time, with even the likes of Michelle Obama speaking up on their behalf. One year on and most of the girls - Open Doors sources say 232 - remain missing, government assurances have come to nothing, and Boko Haram's violence in the region has intensified. Sadly, whatever their eventual fate, some of the girls will never see their parents alive again: evidence

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Introducing Proclaim '15 - national Catholic evangelisation conference
Introducing Proclaim '15 - national Catholic evangelisation conference

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, around 20 bishops, ecumenical guests and over 800 evangelisation leaders from across England and Wales will be attending Proclaim '15 - a Catholic evangelisation conference at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 11 July. Bishop Nicholas Hudson, the lead Bishop for the day, said: "The generous response of the bishops and the Catholic community to Proclaim '15 has been moving. Inspired by the content of Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, to respond confidently to Jesus' and the Church's call to evangelise, the event on 11 July

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London: Cardinal Nichols preaches at ecumenical service for Oscar Romero
London: Cardinal Nichols preaches at ecumenical service for Oscar Romero


Cardinal Vincent Nichols called for the cries of the poor in every part of the world to be central to our prayer, in his homily at a packed ecumenical service today at St Martin in the Fields, marking the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Archbishop Romero is to be beatified on 23 May in El Salvador, the country where he was assassinated in 1980. The Archbishop will be declared 'Blessed', a martyr for the faith of the Church, faith in Jesus Christ. He died, the Church proclaims, "in holiness of life and for one reason: hatred of the faith, hatred of Jesus, hatred of the unfailing love of God, shown in Jesus, which has such a special, preferential place for the poor.

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Gaza: Cardinal Vincent Nichols appeals for immediate truce
Gaza: Cardinal Vincent Nichols appeals for immediate truce

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, and  President, Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has issued the following statement this morning: "Faced with the increasing violence that is engulfing the people of Gaza, my thoughts and prayers, and those of the Catholic community, are constantly with all those who have lost loved ones and whose lives are shattered in this conflict. The pain, anguish and sense of hopelessness of those men, women and children cry out that war is not the answer.

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Westminster: Mass of Welcome to be held for Cardinal Vincent Nichols
Westminster: Mass of Welcome to be held for Cardinal Vincent Nichols
A Mass with Solemn Rite of Welcome for His Eminence, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, will be held at Westminster Cathedral on Friday 28 February at 5.30pm. The Mass will be his first public celebration in the Diocese since being created a Cardinal by Pope Francis at the Ordinary Consistory on 22 February. Cardinal Vincent will process through the West Doors from Cathedral Piazza along with individual possessions of three English Cardinals from the Reformation.
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Rome: On eve of Consistory, Cardinal Cormac prays for his successor
Rome: On eve of Consistory, Cardinal Cormac prays for his successor
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor celebrated Mass in his titular church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva,  on the eve of the Consistory which will make his successor as Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, a Cardinal. Hundreds of pilgrims from England attended the special service.  In his homily, the Cardinal spoke of the ‘Year of the Two Popes - 2013’ and the ‘Year of the Two Cardinals - 2014’. He said it was ‘the first time that there have been two Cardinals in England since Blessed John Henry Newman and Cardinal Manning
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Cardinal-elect Vincent Nichols leaves for Rome
Cardinal-elect Vincent Nichols leaves for Rome
Archbishop Vincent Nichols was due to fly out to Rome on Wednesday,  to take part in two days of meetings before Saturday's Consistory at which he will be made a cardinal by Pope Francis. At a press conference at Archbishops House, Westminster yesterday, The Cardinal- elect said he had been very touched by the number of messages of support from all sections of society since the announcement of his nomination was made. He said his new role will help to strengthen the faith of all faith communities in Britain today.
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Lourdes Mass at Westminster Cathedral
Lourdes Mass at Westminster Cathedral
Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, was joined by Bishops John Arnold and John Sherrington and clergy of the diocese, in an overflowing Westminster Cathedral for the Anointing of the Sick at the annual Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes on Saturday. In his homily, Archbishop Vincent asked those present to remember Our Lady in the Grotto of Lourdes and to pray to her for those who were sick and suffering, not just those present in the Cathedral that afternoon, but worldwide.
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New priest ordained for Westminster Diocese
New priest ordained for Westminster Diocese
Fr Shaun Richards was ordained a Priest by the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, at Our Lady of Victories Church, Kensington on Saturday, 25 January. Fr Shaun has been serving as a deacon for the last six months at St George’s parish in Sudbury, where he will continue to serve as assistant priest. In his homily Archbishop Nichols spoke of the ‘very heart’ of the Priesthood as being the call to Missionary Discipleship, filled with the joy of knowing Jesus and wishing to share that joy with others.
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Church leaders welcome news that Archbishop Nichols is to be a Cardinal
Church leaders welcome news that Archbishop Nichols is to be a Cardinal
News that the Archbishop Vincent Nichols is to be made a Cardinal at next month's Consistory in Rome on 22 February,  has been welcomed by church leaders and individuals around the country.  The Archbishops of Birmingham, Southwark and Cardiff, are among many who have already sent messages of congratulation and support... Archbishop Bernard Longley: “I am delighted at the wonderful news that Archbishop Vincent Nichols is to become a Cardinal
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Anglican archbishops congratulate Vincent Nichols
Anglican archbishops congratulate Vincent Nichols
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued statements congratulating the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster following the announcement by Pope Francis that Vincent Nichols is to be made a cardinal. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: "I am absolutely delighted by this well deserved appointment. Archbishop Nichols has demonstrated clear leadership, personal holiness and immense generosity. This strengthens the church in this country." The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, said:
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Archbishop Nichols appointed to Holy See's Congregation of Bishops
Archbishop Nichols appointed to Holy See's Congregation of Bishops
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales to the Holy See's Congregation of Bishops (Congregatio pro Episcopis). On being appointed, Archbishop Nichols said: "It is a privilege to assist in the important task of appointing Bishops and I am honoured to have been asked to undertake this role by Pope Francis. I look forward to making
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London: Archbishop Nichols to offer Mass for Filipino community
London: Archbishop Nichols to offer Mass for Filipino community
The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, will offer Mass for the Philippines and the Filipino community in this country at Westminster Cathedral at 5.30pm tomorrow, Friday 15 November. His Excellency Enrique A Manalo, Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and members of his staff will be at the Mass, as will representatives from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This week the Bishops of England and Wales called for prayers to be offered for the people of the Philippines, following the intense storm last weekend.
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Archbishop of Canterbury calls for ethical businesses that value people
Archbishop of Canterbury calls for ethical businesses that value people
Speaking to business and faith leaders at the Blueprint for Better Business conference at Prince Philip House on Thursday, the Archbishop of Canterbury said any society that wants to call itself ethical in its finances "has to find a way in which it values human beings and cares for them right across the board in every part of the society, and not just within the M25". The conference, hosted by Archbishop Vincent Nichols and chaired by Jon Snow from Channel 4, explored how businesses can succeed through serving society.
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London: Archbishop opens new university year with Freshers’ Mass
London: Archbishop opens new university year with Freshers’ Mass
The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, celebrated the annual Freshers’ Mass at Newman House, the Catholic Chaplaincy to the London Universities, on Sunday 13 October. He told the students: “Today in this Mass we celebrate the memory of Blessed John Henry Newman and… it is right that we look to him as a guide and inspiration in this great project of learning.” In his homily, the Archbishop spoke about Newman’s commitment to university education
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Long-awaited Catholic school opens in west London
Long-awaited Catholic school opens in west London
The official opening of St Richard Reynolds School took place on 19 September with an outdoor Mass celebrated by The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, with The Most Revd Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark, The Most Revd George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, Bishop Richard Moth, Bishop of the Armed Forces, Bishop John Sherrington, Chairman of the Diocese of Westminster Education Commission with Parish Priests from the Catholic parishes in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and beyond.
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Archbishop Nichols visits Borehamwood foodbank
Archbishop Nichols visits Borehamwood foodbank
The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, visited the Foodbank at Borehamwood on Saturday 6 July. The Foodbank was set up by the Trussell Trust in 1997. It provides crisis packs of food for those referred by registered Care Professionals who provide a voucher for three days supply of meals. The visit began at the collection point at the local Tescos in Borehamwood where the Archbishop met Foodbank volunteers, Tesco staff involved in the work and those who came to donate.
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English church leaders support inquiry into collaboration for social justice
English church leaders support inquiry into collaboration for social justice
The leaders of the Anglican, Catholic and Methodist churches in England have united in support for an ecumenical initiative to explore how faiths can work better together for social justice amidst unprecedented economic crisis and inequality. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop of Westminster and the Revd Ruth Gee, who takes over as President of the Methodist Conference from 6 July, today spoke of their hopes for a major national inquiry designed to reinvigorate the social mission of faiths in the UK
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London: St Peter’s Italian Church celebrates 150th anniversary
London: St Peter’s Italian Church celebrates 150th anniversary
St Peter’s Italian Church in London’s Clerkenwell marked its 150th anniversary on Monday 29 April at a special Mass concelebrated by the Archbishop of Westminster, His Grace The Most Rev Vincent Nichols. Among other senior clergy present where Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, Grand Prior of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George and President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace of the Vatican City, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O-Connor,
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Text: Archbishop Nichols' keynote speech on business, at St Paul's
Text: Archbishop Nichols' keynote speech on business, at St Paul's
The Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, delivered a keynote speech at a debate hosted by the St Paul’s Institute last night, Thursday 11 April, in which he asserted the need for businesses, and our urban environment more generally, to be of service to human flourishing. The debate was held in St Paul’s Cathedral and was chaired by Stephanie Flanders, BBC Economics Editor. Other panellists in the debate included: Baroness Helena Kennedy, Labour Member of the House of Lords;
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Archbishop Nichols welcomes appointment of new Archbishop of Canterbury
Archbishop Nichols welcomes appointment of new Archbishop of Canterbury
The Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols has welcomed the appointment of the Bishop Justin Welby as the new Archbishop of Canterbury. Archbishop Nichols, who is currently leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, said: “On behalf of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, I warmly welcome the news of the appointment of the current Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Justin Welby as the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
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Archbishop Nichols urges Catholics to be more confident in their faith
Archbishop Nichols urges Catholics to be more confident in their faith
As the start of the Year of Faith approaches, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster called on the congregation at the Preston Guild Mass on Saturday "to be more confidently Catholic in all we do..Being confidently Catholic means having confidence in the truth of faith, a truth which is held before us as a great gift from God..." he said. "This truth of faith is truth about ourselves, about our human condition, fallen and redeemed. It means the truth about God who, in infinite love and compassion, comes to us in the Incarnate Word so that we may never again be
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Faith in Sport Royal Gala Dinner
Faith in Sport Royal Gala Dinner
The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George will host a Royal Gala Dinner on Saturday 28 July 2012 from 7-10:30pm to mark the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. His Grace The Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to the Court of St James's will attend together with Orthodox, Anglican, Muslim and Jewish faith leaders. This high profile event entitled 'Faith in Sport' will allow the
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'Faith finding a voice' - Bishop Dunn Memorial lecture by Archbishop Nichols
'Faith finding a voice' - Bishop Dunn Memorial lecture by Archbishop Nichols
In the Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture:  'Faith Finding a Voice' - given on Tuesday 15 May, at Ushaw College, Durham, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, called on all Catholics to think about how best to express their faith in their lives today. Archbishop invited all people of faith to find the good in the other,
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Archbishop Nichols tours Hackney with school City Safe campaigners + video
Archbishop Nichols tours Hackney with school City Safe campaigners + video
This morning,  the Archbishop of Westminster, The Most Rev Vincent Nichols toured Hackney in east London to lend support for an award winning City Safe campaign by local schoolgirls.  Pupils from Our Lady’s Convent took their special guest on a walkabout of the local streets and talked about their pioneering work to make their streets and communities
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Pass it On
Pass it On
Do you have a mobile phone with a video camera on it? Then you need to join Pass it On - CAFOD's Olympics peace campaign aimed at children and young people in England and Wales. The project was launched at the Flame National Youth Congress on 24 March. Inspired by the 100 days truce that accompanied the ancient Olympics, CAFOD is encouraging its young
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Westminster: Clergy to receive new vestments
Westminster: Clergy to receive new vestments
The Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, Auxiliary Bishops and 350 priests and deacons of the Diocese of Westminster will be wearing  a new design of diocesan vestments when they celebrate the annual Chrism Mass at Westminster Cathedral today. Colours and geometrical patterns of Westminster Cathedral are key features of the new vestments,
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Archbishop reaffirms pastoral care for Catholics of same-sex orientation
Archbishop reaffirms pastoral care for Catholics of same-sex orientation
The Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, has reaffirmed the intention and purpose of the pastoral provision for Catholics of a same-sex orientation at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Warwick Street, London W1.  In a statement issued on 28 February 2012 he said: “As we approach the fifth anniversary of the establishment of a pastoral provision for Catholics of a
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'God in the City' - Cambridge lecture by Archbishop Nichols
'God in the City' - Cambridge lecture by Archbishop Nichols
In a Cambridge University lecture hosted by the Woolf Institute and held at St Edmund's College on Wednesday 8 February 2012, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster has examined how faith communities can individually and jointly work towards a more humane, just and compassionate society.
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Archbishop Nichols says cuts hurt poorest most
Archbishop Nichols says cuts hurt poorest most
In his speech on 23 November  to Ministers, MPs, Peers, and member of the Caritas Social Action Network, the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, highlighted the importance of conversation between those who make the decisions in Parliament and those who witness their effects. At the Caritas Social Action Network  (CSAN) parliamentary reception, the Archbishop pointed out the key areas of social security, health and criminal justice,
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Archbishop to lead first Annual Westminster Diocesan Pilgrimage to Holy Land
Archbishop to lead first Annual Westminster Diocesan Pilgrimage to Holy Land
A hundred pilgrims from 24 parishes are set to take part in the first annual Diocese of Westminster Pilgrimage to the Holy Land today. The pilgrimage, which will take place from 3 - 11 November 2011, will be led The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols,  Archbishop of Westminster. The pilgrimage itinerary includes Jerusalem,  Bethlehem, Jericho, Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee.
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Red Mass at Westminster Cathedral
Red Mass at Westminster Cathedral
The annual Red Mass, marking the first day of the legal year,  took place at  Westminster Cathedral on Monday. 3 October. The congregation included Baroness Scotland, Lady Justice Rafferty, Court of Appeal judge,  judges on the High Court bench, Mr Justice Tugendhat and Mr Justice Butterfield as well as many Catholic barristers, solicitors, policemen, probation officers and others connected with the courts. The Mass was celebrated by The Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster.
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Freedom of  City of London for Archbishop Nichols
Freedom of City of London for Archbishop Nichols
The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster received the Freedom of the City of London in a ceremony at the historic Guildhall, London EC2 last Wednesday. The ceremony was conducted by the Chamberlain of London, Christopher Bilsland. The Archbishop was nominated for the Freedom by the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor and by Miss Catherine McGuinness,
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Archbishop Nichols: 'My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Norway'
Archbishop Nichols: 'My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Norway'
The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales expressed his condolences to the people of Norway yesterday,  the feast of the Scandinavian Patron of Europe, Saint Bridget of Sweden. The Archbishop said: "My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Norway, especially those who have lost their lives, the injured and their loved ones.
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Archbishop Nichols to give this year's Tablet Lecture
Archbishop Nichols to give this year's Tablet Lecture
The Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales will be giving this year's Tablet Lecture, at Westminster Cathedral Hall, on the subject: “Holiness Today: The Formation of the Human Heart”.
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Archbishops host international conference on Christians in the Holy Land
Archbishops host international conference on Christians in the Holy Land
A two-day conference on Christians in the Holy Land began today, 18 July, at Lambeth Palace. Jointly hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and the Archbishop of Westminster, Most Rev Vincent Nichols, the Conference will examine the challenging situation in which Christian communities in parts of the Holy Land find themselves.
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Hertfordshire: Archbishop Nichols visits St Elizabeth's
Hertfordshire: Archbishop Nichols visits St Elizabeth's
The Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, visited St Elizabeth's Centre, near Bishops Stortford in Hertfordshire yesterday. St Elizabeth's is one of the only centres for adults with epilepsy in the country. It was established in 1903 and is administered by the Daughters of the Cross of Liège.
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Archbishop Nichols on anniversary of Charterhouse martyrs
Archbishop Nichols on anniversary of Charterhouse martyrs
The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, preached at Solemn Evensong and the Commemoration of the Carthusian Martyrs at The Chapel in Sutton’s Hospital in Charterhouse on Wednesday 4 May.
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Charity offers support to former Anglican priests
Charity offers support to former Anglican priests
The St Barnabas Society, a charitable organization based in England and Ireland, has offered £100,000 for Anglican priests who have entered the Catholic Church.  "This is a very generous gesture widely appreciated”,  the Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols said.
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Archbishop Nichols: 'RE crucial to religious freedom, pursuit of peace'
Archbishop Nichols: 'RE crucial to religious freedom, pursuit of peace'
Archbishop Vincent Nichols has commented on the place of Religious Studies in the proposed new Baccalaureate, in a homily given at Westminster Cathedral on 3 March 2011. “The risk of Religious Education and Religious Studies being neglected in schools in this country if they are excluded from the core subjects of the proposed new Baccalaureate
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Archbishop Nichols: 'Christian faith sustains society'
Archbishop Nichols: 'Christian faith sustains society'
The Most Revd Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster said tonight that Christian faith gives society the means to act together for the common good. Giving the Reflection during ‘A Christmas Celebration’, an annual programme of Christmas carols and music at Westminster Cathedral, he said the current crises facing society make it difficult to carry on with 'business as usual'.
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Text: Archbishop Nichols at The Passage 30th anniversary Mass
Text: Archbishop Nichols at The Passage 30th anniversary Mass
At a Mass of Thanksgiving this evening,  for the 30th anniversary of The Passage, which helps homeless people in central London, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster said Christian faith has much to offer British society as it seeks to renew a culture of social responsibility.
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Banking crisis: Archbishop Nichols calls for rediscovery of virtue
Banking crisis: Archbishop Nichols calls for rediscovery of virtue
Delivering the 2010 Provost Derek Hole Annual Public Lecture at the University of Leicester today, the Very Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster has examined the banking crisis, the present Government's austerity measures and reflected on the challenges of life in our society in the coming months and years. The Archbishop's lecture 'Living the virtues in a time of austerity'
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Archbishop Nichols launches Official Papal Visit book
Archbishop Nichols launches Official Papal Visit book
The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster formally launched the  Official Record of the State Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Great Britain at a special Mass in Westminster Cathedral on the Feast Day of Blessed John Henry Newman, Saturday, 9 October.
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Westminster: Mass marks close of Year of Priests
The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster celebrated Mass for the close of the Year for Priests and the Feast of the Sacred Heart at Westminster Cathedral on Friday.  Reflecting on the events of the past year, Archbishop Nichols said: 'Rarely has such public attention been given to our failings
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Archbishop of Westminster to bless 600 married couples
Archbishop of Westminster to bless 600 married couples
Nearly 600 couples will be celebrating significant wedding anniversaries at a Mass in Westminster Cathedral this Saturday. The Mass will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster.
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Westminster: thousands attend Polish Requiem Mass
Westminster: thousands attend Polish Requiem Mass
For a few hours on Thursday, the Piazza in front of Westminster Cathedral was crowded with Polish people who came to attend  a Requiem Mass for the late President of Poland and all who died in the plane crash in Smolensk. As the Cathedral filled to capacity, crowds outside watched the service on a large screen.
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Archbishop Nichols offers condolences to Polish community
The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has expressed his sincere condolences to the Polish community in England and Wales following the plane crash in Smolensk on Saturday.
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Archbishop Nichols offers condolences to Polish community
Archbishop Nichols offers condolences to Polish community
The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has expressed his sincere condolences to the Polish community in England and Wales following the plane crash in Smolensk on Saturday.
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Easter Sunday Homily by Archbishop Nichols at Westminster Cathedral
Easter Sunday Homily by Archbishop Nichols at Westminster Cathedral
Our Mass this morning is quick-moving and full of vitality. Mary Magdalene is running to Simon Peter with astonishing news; Peter and John dash back to the tomb to see for themselves, the young John outstripping the older man. Peter is quick to become a witness to these events:
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Liverpool: Archbishop on 'dignity of the political vocation'
Liverpool: Archbishop on 'dignity of the political vocation'
The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, has encouraged politicians to work for the good of all.  The Archbishop was speaking at the Annual Civic Mass in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, at 11am today, on his first official visit to the City following his appointment as Archbishop of Westminster last year.
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Archbishop Vincent Nichols calls for compassion in healthcare
Archbishop Vincent Nichols calls for compassion in healthcare
The Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, has called for a culture of compassion and healing to be at the centre of healthcare and the care of the dying. In a Homily delivered at a Mass for the Sick, celebrated at Westminster Cathedral today, and attended by a congregation including people with a variety of medical conditions, their carers, hospital chaplains and healthcare workers,
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Text: Archbishop Nichols at Mary Ward Jubilee Mass
Text: Archbishop Nichols at Mary Ward Jubilee Mass
This is a wonderful and gracious occasion, as we celebrate at this Mass the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of Mary Ward. Throughout this year of celebrations, the wide family of Mary Ward,
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Archbishop Nichols statement on Haiti
Archbishop Nichols statement on Haiti
"The news from Haiti is so distressing.  I respond readily to the direct, unequivocal appeal for prayer for all whose lives have been lost or devastated in this earthquake.  I am sure all Catholics here will respond in the same way.  It is what we do."
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 Text:  Fr Frank Nally SSC at Conference of Clergy vigil for Camp Ashraf
Text: Fr Frank Nally SSC at Conference of Clergy vigil for Camp Ashraf
We recognise as Christian Churches, with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams and the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, who is studying the issues, that the 3,500 Iranian exiles, refugees in Asraf, within the territory of Iraq, have 'protected persons' status under the Fourth Geneva Convention.
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Archbishop of Westminster to be Patron of Thai Children’s Trust
Archbishop of Westminster to be Patron of Thai Children’s Trust
The Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, has agreed to become Patron of the Thai Children's Trust,  ­ the charity that helps vulnerable and disadvantaged children across the whole of Thailand.
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Requiem Mass marks 10th anniversary of Cardinal Basil Hume’s death
Requiem Mass marks 10th anniversary of Cardinal Basil Hume’s death
The 10th anniversary of the death of Cardinal Basil Hume has been marked by a Requiem Mass celebrated at Westminster Cathedral today, 5.30pm, Wednesday 17 June  2009, by the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster.
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Reflection on the installation of Archbishop Vincent Nichols
Reflection on the installation of Archbishop Vincent Nichols
I first met Vincent Nichols in Rome September 1980 when I was covering the Synod on Marriage and the Family. We were introduced outside the Pope VI Synod Hall by Cardinal Basil Hume and Archbishop Derek Worlock of Liverpool.
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Archbishop Vincent Nichols – Biography
Archbishop Vincent Nichols – Biography
Vincent Nichols was born in Crosby, Liverpool, on 8 November 1945. He studied for the priesthood at the Venerable English College in Rome from 1963 to 1970, gaining licences in philosophy and theology at the Gregorian University. He was ordained priest in Rome on 21 December 1969 for the Archdiocese of Liverpool.
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Archbishop Nichols praises holistic approach of Catholic schools
"A Catholic school is not an isolated enterprise, living and functioning in a world of its own, concerned only about its own well-being",
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