Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Cardinal Vincent Visits Christians in Erbil

In solidarity with Iraqi Christians who have been driven out of their homes and lands, Cardinal Vincent visited Erbil on 11 and 12 April.

In his Easter Vigil Homily the previous weekend the Cardinal spoke of the wretchedness of those who have been forced away from their homes', especially mentioning the millions of displaced people in Northern Iraq.

In drawing attention to their plight the Cardinal is also seeking to promote the humanitarian efforts aimed at alleviating the suffering of all refugees and displaced people. While recognising the witness and leadership of the Churches in Iraq, Cardinal Vincent is also asking what more can be done by governments across the world to prevent the persecution of Christians.

Cardinal Vincent was accompanied on this journey by Bishop Nicholas. Archbishop Bashar Warda, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil, hosted the visit, during which they met with Christian families living in refugee camps, as well as Christian and political leaders.

 

Latest news
  • Cardinal Vincent being interviewed in Westminster Cathedral ahead of reopening (Mazur/CBCEW.org.uk)Cardinal welcomes announcement on resuming collective worship

    Cardinal Vincent welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement on 23 'As Catholics we now look forward to being able to celebrate Mass together again from 4 'It is important that we continue to abide by the guidance, given by the Government, on app...

    more
  • Cardinal and Archbishop Welby pray together on first day of church opening

    On Monday 15th June, to mark the reopening of churches for individual prayer, Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby prayed together in Westminster Cathedral and Abbey to mark this 'moment of grace,' as the Cardinal sai...

    more
  • Corpus Christi: 'Lord's gift of himself'

    As we approach the Solemnity of Corpus Christi during this unusual time of pandemic, the Cardinal has recorded the following message about the meaning of this 'most wonderful feast' which 'takes us right to the heart of God’s gift of himself giv...

    more