On Friday 9th April, the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh was announced. Following the sad news, Cardinal Vincent offered prayers for the repose of his soul:
'At this moment of sadness and loss I pray for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip, Her Majesty the Queen’s faithful and loyal husband. I pray for the Queen and all of the Royal Family.
'How much we will miss Prince Philip’s presence and character, so full of life and vigour. He has been an example of steadfast loyalty and duty cheerfully given. May he rest in peace.'