A few days before churches re-open for private, individual prayer on 15
In an interview recorded in Westminster Cathedral, the Cardinal said that re-opening churches safely is an important first step as society continues to recover from the COVID...Read more
Cardinal Vincent has welcomed the decision that Catholic churches, that can safely do so, will re-open for individual prayer on 15th June. In his statement, he said:
'I am grateful to the Prime Minister for his decision that our churches may ...Read more
In his homily for Pentecost Sunday, Cardinal Vincent questions why churches are not being allowed to reopen.
Comparing the faithful to the disciples who waited in the Upper Room for the coming of the Holy Spirit, he says: 'We, too, are waiting ...Read more
On the Solemnity of the Ascension, Cardinal Vincent recorded this message, reflecting on these days leading up to Pentecost and encouraging everyone to spend time in fervent, focused prayer on the Vigil of Pentecost, Saturday 30
My brothers and...Read more
Upon hearing of the death of the Rt Rev Vincent Malone, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Liverpool and Titular Bishop of Abora, on Monday 18th May, Cardinal Vincent Nichols remembered with the 'endless patience,' 'unfailing courtesy' and kindness of B...Read more
Is it right that you can go to a garden centre or to the council tip, but not to church? Faith leaders are meeting ministers on Friday to try and change this. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bi...Read more
Cardinal Vincent thanks NHS staff and care workers in all settings for the work they are doing during the Covid-19 pandemic. In this video he explains that Masses will be live-streamed each Thursday evening at 7pm from one of the cathedrals around...Read more
On Easter Sunday morning, Cardinal Vincent was once again the sole celebrant at Mass in an empty Westminster Cathedral, but he was joined by a virtual congregation of thousands who live streamed the Mass.
Today he spoke about the message of the R...Read more
As the lockdown continues, Cardinal Vincent today celebrated the Solemn Commemoration of the Lord's Passion in an empty Westminster Cathedral, with thousands live streaming the liturgy.
Earlier in the day, during radio and television interviews, ...Read more
For Good Friday, Cardinal Vincent has recorded this video of the Stations of the Cross.
Please join him and together let us accompany Jesus on his journey of suffering and death for our sins.
Cardinal: Have faith in the Risen Lord to cope in these difficult times
Cardinal Vincent Nichols' Easter Message
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference, has sent us a message from Archbishop's House, Westminster, ...Read more
Each year we gather in Westminster Cathedral to celebrate the Chrism Mass and pray for our priests as they renew the promises they made at their ordination.
As the pandemic prevents us from gathering in our churches, we are not celebrating the Ch...Read more
The following is a video of Cardinal Vincent in conversation with Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and Archbishop Justin Welby. The three faith leaders discuss the effect of the closure of the houses of prayer on the faithful, and how their communities can le...Read more
In these extraordinary circumstances of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic when we are unable to gather together to celebrate the great feasts of Holy Week and Easter, Cardinal Vincent explains, in this video, that the obligation to our Easter Du...Read more
stage 2 of the coronavirus guidance.
Following my note to you last Friday, I thought it timely to write to you again.
The appropriate response to the threat of Coronavirus at this time was clearly laid out for us by the officia...Read more
Upon hearing of the death of Archbishop Peter Smith, Cardinal Vincent said:
'I learnt, with great sadness, of the death of Archbishop Peter Smith. I ask everyone to pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and the p...Read more
In these present and swiftly developing circumstances, there are some important perspectives to keep in view.
The danger of the coronavirus lies in the fact that there is no immunity or vaccine present at this time. The virus in itself is not l...Read more
On Saturday 1
In addition to concelebrating religious order priests, men and women from a number of religious congregations and in consecrated life present in the Diocese of Westminster were in attendance.
Looking at the example of Simeon...Read more
Statement from Cardinal Nichols on the UK leaving the European Union
As the UK formally leaves the European Union, we have an opportunity to move beyond the divisions which have been evident at many levels in our society.
It is important for...Read more