Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Cardinal's photos
Mass and Rite of Reception for Cardinal Vincent Nichols

WYD 2013: Archbishop Nichols's Video Message to Pilgrims of the Diocese

Archbishop Nichols sends video message assuring Diocese of Westminster Pilgrims of ‘prayers and companionship’ on the ‘adventure’ of World Youth Day

On 21 July 2013, 50 young adults from 20 different parishes in the Diocese of Westminster will be heading to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to take part in the largest youth event in the world, World Youth Day. As part of preparation for the pilgrimage being made by the young people, the Most Rev. Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, sent a video message to the pilgrims. In the video Archbishop Nichols said he “Assures you [pilgrims] of my prayers and companionship in spirit on this great adventure”.

“To travel with the Diocese, to go as a group of pilgrims to meet with the Holy Father, to sense yourselves as part of the universal church will be a great experience”

They will be joining other groups of young people from around the world, estimated to be as many as 4 million people, to celebrate their faith and find out about the different cultural identities of Catholicism.  The Diocese pilgrims’ group will be led by Bishop John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster.

World Youth Day is organised by the Catholic Church, and brings together young people from around the globe to celebrate and learn about their faith. It will be the largest event Rio de Janeiro has ever hosted to date and is expected to have an attendance greater than the FIFA World Cup in 2014. 

Your thoughts
  • (Not published)
Latest news
  • Businesses invited to join the fight against modern slaveryBusinesses invited to join the fight against modern slavery

    Since its launch last month, the Evening Standard and Independent special investigation into modern slavery, Slaves On Our Streets, backed by Cardinal Vincent, Prime Minister Theresa May, Archbishop Justin Welby and other leaders, has had overwhel...

    more
  • CSAN highlights burden of loneliness

    At this year’s annual parliamentary reception on 25th October, CSAN, the Catholic Social Action Network, chose to focus the spotlight on loneliness in all its forms. Addressing the gathering, Cardinal Vincent spoke of the paradox of loneliness ...

    more
  • Cardinal Vincent offers prayers and condolences for Las Vegas shooting victims

    Cardinal Vincent has offered prayers and condolences for the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. In a letter to Bishop Joseph Pepe of Las Vegas, the Cardinal expresses his 'deep sorrow' at the 'murderous attack', offering prayers 'for the r...

    more