Cardinal Nichols

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On Ash Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 16 pilgrims, who were taking part in the 3rd LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pilgrimage to Rome, had privileged seats at the morning Papal Audience in St Peter's Square. At the end of the General Audience the group, which included parents and family members alongside LGBT Catholics with Pilgrimage Chaplain, Fr David Stewart SJ, was invited to meet Pope Francis.The Pilgrimage Leader, Martin Pendergast, a member of the LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council,...
Fr Robinson, Bishop Hudson, Fr Holman, Fr Tanner
Cardinal Vincent ordained seven men to the priesthood at Westminster Cathedral on the Nativity of St John the Baptist, 24th June 2017. Bishop Nicholas Hudson and over 100 priests concelebrated the Mass.  Among them were three Jesuits: Michael Holman SJ, Dominic Robinson SJ and Norman Tanner SJ, who had all been involved in the training of the seminarians.  Six of the ordinands had studied theology at Heythrop College, and one had studied at Beda College in Rome with Fr Tanner. ...
Finsbury Park Mosque
His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols has today issued the following statement in the aftermath of the Finsbury Park attack.Condeming the attacks, he said:'Together with people all over this country I am appalled at the deliberate attack on people leaving their late night prayers, as the end of their day of fasting, at the mosque in Finsbury Park.“I have assured the leadership of the Mosque and the Muslim Welfare Centre of our prayers and support."Violence breeds violence. Hatred breeds...
Cardinal Nichols, with the Mayor and Chief rabbi, and 100 young people
Cardinal Vincent Nichols yesterday invited young people to Archbishop’s House for an Interfaith Iftar - the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during Ramadan.  Also attending and speaking at the event were the Chief Rabbi and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.The 100 young people came together to discuss how to bring faith and non faith communities together in London for the betterment of all– and a number of them are now putting plans together to implement their ideas.A number of the young...
The Prince of Wales addresses the Advent Reception at Archbishop's House, Westminster
Representatives of the Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK were among the guests at an Advent Reception hosted by the Cardinal Vincent Nichols and attended by the Prince of Wales. The reception brought together Christian leaders from the Middle East, alongside charities and other groups that work with them and support them.The reception at Archbishop’s House in London was attended by representatives from the Chaldean Catholic, Syriac Catholic, Maronite Catholic, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Apostolic...
Cardinal Nichols at Farm St Church
Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception with the Jesuit fathers and parishioners of Farm Street Church on the 50th anniversary of its becoming a parish of the Archdiocese of Westminster yesterday (8th December).The church was packed for the beautiful celebration.  Demonstrating Farm Street’s historic commitment to musical and liturgical excellence, three new pieces of music were performed by the choir of Farm Street Church under the direction of David...
Following the launch earlier this year of Proclaim ’15, a significant evangelisation initiative by the Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has now introduced this with a letter accompanied by a summary booklet and an invitation to all Catholic parishes to ‘get involved’. Proclaim ’15 is designed to affirm the good work already being done by the Catholic community and to provide resources and events to profile and develop new expressions of Catholic joy and...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols
Cardinal Vincent has issued a statement on the refugee crisis today, in which he says:'The Catholic Church in England and Wales will respond to Pope Francis' challenge to be generous in supporting people who have been forced to flee their homes'We urge government to respond positively to this crisis and to provide the necessary resources and funding to ensure the effective reception and long-term resettlement of these desperate people. We will work with both government and other responsible...
Cardinal Nichols
On the refugee crisis, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said yesterday, “This a disgrace. That we are letting people die and seeing dead bodies on the beaches, when together Europe is such a wealthy place. We should be able to fashion a short-term response, not just a long-term response”. “It is no longer an abstract problem of people on the scrounge. It’s not. It’s people who are desperate for the sake of their families, their elderly, their youngsters, their children. What is screaming out is...
Ryan O’Neill from Merthyr Tydfil will be tracing the steps of Pope Francis in South America, having won the Pope Francis Young People Award. Ryan, a psychiatric nursing student who works in his free time supporting and inspiring other young people, was selecting from hundreds of young people nominated for the Awards which were hosted by Baroness Hollins in Leicester Square last week.Hundreds of young people, youth workers and teachers, family and friends gathered to celebrate the inspirational...

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