Most Holy Father, on behalf of the members of this meeting of the Santa Marta Group, it is my privilege to thank you for this gift of your time and attention. It is most precious to us. We also want to thank you, with all our hearts, for the…Read more
May I express my personal thanks to each and every one of you for being here, for spending this time today, and, more importantly, for contributing to and guiding this synodal process. Everything that we have done and heard today has to move…Read more
Address given during an interfaith event organised by the Naz Legacy Foundation at the Tower of London on 2 The Tower of London: a name and a place full of resonances and a wonderful setting for this event. Thanks to the Naz Legacy Foundation for…Read more
I am delighted to be part of this launch, or re-launch, of this important research centre, and I thank most warmly all who have worked so hard on this project. I do so first and foremost as the Chancellor of St Mary's University. I am proud of…Read more
Good morning from London to you wherever you may be in the world. Can I start by commending the President of the International Bar Association, Horacio Bernardes Neto, for prioritising both at this event and previously at your 2019 conference in…Read more
Lecture for Friends of the Anglican Centre, Rome given via Zoom on Monday 26 Thank you for the invitation to offer this Lecture for Friends of the Anglican Centre, Rome, recalling the historic visit of Pope Benedict to the United Kingdom in 2010.…Read more
Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you for your presence at this important conference. I thank 'Tomorrow's Company' and Norman Pickavance and his colleagues for providing and shaping this opportunity. We are here because we care about poverty. We care ...Read more
A reflection for the New Year by Cardinal Vincent Nichols
We all have a craving for a moment of glory, something that will lift us out of ourselves and create in us a sense of wonder and joy. That is part of our nature.
We can see that ...Read more
Many years ago I used to enjoy walking in the Peak District, in Derbyshire. It is limestone country, so there is little surface water. Yet the countryside is marked by flowers, clumps of trees and considerable vegetation. One day, as I recall, aft...Read more
These are difficult times. A glance at any news outlet shows that clearly: knife crime here in London spreading death and fear; terrible shootings in New Zealand; the murder of 200 Christians in Nigeria a few days ago; and, of course, the confusio...Read more
1. I welcome you and thank you most sincerely for your presence and participation in this meeting. Many words of welcome and thanks have already been expressed and I do not need to repeat them, although they are strongly present in my heart.
As a young priest, some time ago now, I gave a sermon about family life. Standing at the door of the church after Mass, many people kindly thanked me for my remarks. I remember one older lady, a grandmother, who did not do so. As she passed by, in...Read more
A few weeks ago, I took part in an Iftar, the moment marking the end of the day’s fast during Ramadan. The event took place in one of the largest synagogues in London and was hosted by the Chief Rabbi. The Church of England Bishop of London was ...Read more
I am pleased to have received this invitation to address this solemn Ceremony of Remembrance for all your fellow officers and police staff who have lost their lives in the course of duty. This is a privileged moment for me to pay my tribute to tho...Read more
The topic of the Catholic understanding of evangelisation is vast, and I have only a little time in which to present some aspects of that understanding.
I begin with two simple yet foundational statements. One comes from the document
The secon...Read more
I am pleased to have this opportunity to address you today here in Oxford. Thank you for this invitation.
As the title suggests, I want to begin this talk with St Francis of Assisi. Specifically, I should like to reflect on the remarkable vis...Read more