Following the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew, Cardinal Vincent has written to Jean Robert Pillard, the Chargé d'Affaires for Haiti, to express condolences and offer prayers for the victims. In his letter, sent 11 October 2016, he writes:
'I am writing to offer my sincere condolences for all those who died and the destruction caused by the impact of Hurricane Matthew.
'I assure you of the Catholic community in England and Wales. We pray for the eternal repose of all who have died.'