Following the bomb blasts targeting the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Phlippines on Sunday 27th January, Cardinal Vincent has written to the Apostolic Administrator of Jolo, the Filipino Ambassador, and to Chaplain of the Filipino...Read more
In his homily at Midnight Mass at Westminster Cathedral, Cardinal Vincent likened the countless Christmas lights to the ‘countless acts of kindness that so characterise our society’. He said that, despite difficult times and an absence of cons...Read more
I write to thank you for your prayers for me over these last three weeks. I have been able to take the rest that I needed and now feel much recovered. I have been blessed to have been able to do this at such short notice.
As Advent ...Read more
At the Mass celebrating the centenary of Polish Independence at Westminster Cathedral on 10
Following the greetings at the end of Mass, including one from the Cardinal, Senator Anna Maria Anders, daughter of General Władysław Anders, also ad...Read more
On Tuesday 30
The gathering was opened by Diocesan Youth Chaplain Fr Mark Walker, who thanked the nearly 90 young people for coming to hear the reflections of the Cardinal and to discuss them with their peers.
He led the audience in
The Car...Read more
by Cardinal Vincent Nichols
My memories of sunshine in August may now have faded, but the sense of shock and shame that marked that month have not. In many ways it has been the most disturbing of times in the life of the Church for 50 years. Th...Read more
In his intervention at the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment, Cardinal Vincent chose to address the ‘crushing poverty faced by young people in the world and the consequent dangerous journeys they undertake in search of prosperity ...Read more
At the end of the third week of the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment, Cardinal Vincent reflects on ‘the richness of the experience’ in this latest podcast.
Throughout this synod with young people and bishops talking together...Read more
In this part, we’ve been trying to look more deeply at the reality in front of us and to discuss the Church’s response to it.
There have been some marvellous debates, full of energy and actually full of fun. Some of the key words that have ...Read more
The synod of bishops on young people, faith and discernment is now two and a half days old and it’s becoming very obvious that a pattern is emerging. These two days we’ve heard some wonderful contributions full of energy, full of life, s...Read more
On Saturday 6
On Saturday evening, we had a very remarkable festival of youth where we heard quite astonishing testimonies from young people, coming out of the most awful circumstances, and finding their way, often with the help of a priest bac...Read more
Marriage preparation is a journey, and should be approached as ‘an expression of welcome and solidarity’, said Cardinal Vincent in his keynote address at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin on 23
Unfolding the vision of the Church for m...Read more
I was very pleased to receive the Hanno R Ellenbogen Citizenship Award on behalf of the Santa Marta Group (SMG) in Prague on 30
On the same evening awards were made posthumously to Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušrínová, two journalists who strov...Read more
Cardinal Vincent has written to clergy of the diocese in response to the letter from Pope Francis on the abuse of children in the Church.
In the letter, the Cardinal expresses sorrow and shame, saying:
‘I am so sorry for the hurt that ...Read more
On Tuesday 21st August, Cardinal Vincent wrote to the Keralan/Malayalam Catholic community to express his 'solidarity in prayer' for the victims of the Keralan floods.
In the letter addressed to Frs Johnson Alexander and Sebastian Joseph,
by Cardinal Vincent Nichols
The days of the Eucharistic Congress
The Eucharist take us to the heart of our faith; the celebrations and processions of
To be before the Blessed Sacrament, to share in the Mass, to be filled with a profound...Read more
On Friday 13
The centre is open every Thursday for refugees and asylum seekers, who are welcomed to a safe space staffed by volunteers, where they can talk and share their difficulties over a meal.
Upon arriving, the Cardinal was taken on a ...Read more
Following the announcement 6
In a statement released on the same day, the Cardinal said:
'With sadness I receive the announcement of the death of His Eminence Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauron. This morning I celebrated Mass for the repose of his s...Read more
In a pastoral letter read in parishes on the Nativity of St John the Baptist, 24
Looking to the example of St John Southworth, ‘a key patron of priests of this diocese,’ the Cardinal calls him an ‘inspiration and intercessor us’. The bo...Read more