Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Cardinal Offers Prayers for Victims of Nigerian Church Collapse

Following the collapse of the roof of the Reigners Bible Church that resulted in deaths of over 100 people who were gathered in the church in the city of Uyo, Nigeria, on Saturday 10 December, for the ordination of the bishop, Cardinal Vincent has sent a message of condolences to the Nigerian Chaplaincy. Writing to Fr Innocent Ezeonyeasi, Fr Peter Babngida Audu and Fr Matthew Gbenga, the Cardinal reassures them of his prayers:

'I am writing to assure you and the Nigerian Catholic Chaplaincy of my prayers for all those who died or were injured following the recent collapse of a church roof in southern Nigeria. 

'Please be assured too of the prayers of the Catholic community in England and Wales.  We pray for the eternal repose of all those who have died and for those affected.'

Latest news
  • John Studzinski CBE, Sir James McMillan and Cardinal Vincent Nichols at the premiere of the Sr James' Stabat Mater in the Sistine Chapel (Photo: Adrian Myers/Genesis Foundation)Contemplating the Holy Spirit in music

    Ahead of the world premiere of his Symphony No.5: ‘Le grand Inconnu’ (The Great Unknown), Sir James McMillan and Cardinal Vincent contemplate the mystery of the Holy Spirit and the exploration of representations of the Holy Spirit in music. ...

    more
  • Cardinal prays for persecuted Christians

    Presiding at the International Mass in Lourdes on 24 homily.   He invited the congregation, consisting of pilgrims from all over the world, ‘to pray especially for Christians who are persecuted for their faith, in so many parts of the world’...

    more
  • Cardinal presents Benedict Medal to Sr Berchmans

    At the St Mary's University graduation ceremony at Westminster Cathedral on 17 Born in County Clare, Ireland in 1930, Sr Berchmans joined the Convent of Jesus and Mary in 1951 in Willesden. She spent over 65 years teaching, mostly in Pakistan, ...

    more