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    Archbishop Vincent NicholsArmed Forces Day

    The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, has issued a message of prayer and support to members of the armed forces and their families.

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    Archbishop of Westminster marks the start of ‘Year for Priests’

    The Right Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster has marked the start of a Year for Priests in the Diocese of Westminster by celebrating a Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Friday 19 June 2009, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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    Tenth anniversary of the death of Cardinal Basil Hume

    The 10th anniversary of the death of Cardinal Basil Hume has been marked by a Requiem Mass celebrated at Westminster Cathedral, Wednesday 17 June 2009, by the Right Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster.

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    Archbishop Vincent Nichols calls for promotion of Christian virtues in schools

    In an address at a conference on the theme of ‘Education and Young People’ held at Heythrop College on 3rd June, Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols said that children should be taught Christian values in schools.

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    Installation of Eleventh Archbishop of Westminster

    The Most Reverend Vincent Gerard Nichols has been installed as the Eleventh Archbishop of Westminster during a Mass of Installation held at Westminster Cathedral, from 12.00 noon to 1.45 pm on Thursday 21 May 2009, and attended by a congregation o...

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    The Oratory School marks 150 years of Catholic Education

    The Oratory School, founded by Cardinal Newman on 2 May 1859, celebrated its 150th Anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving, in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 2 May 2009, that concluded with the reading of a Papal Blessing from Pope Benedict XVI...

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    Archbishop Nichols unanimously elected President of Bishops’ Conference

    Archbishop Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop-elect of Westminster, was elected unanimously by acclamation as President of the Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales at this week’s plenary meeting in Leeds.

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    Welcome to our new Archbishop

    His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has today appointed the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, who has been Archbishop of Birmingham since March 2000, as the next Archbishop of Westminster. Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Cormac ...

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  • Vocations
    Priestly Service in the Military

    'Get on the ground you fat git,' my platoon commander - a man a little over half my age- shouted at me. Thank goodness my parishioners don't address me in the same manner I thought as I flung myself to the ground, yet again, in a meaningless act in the name of training. We were under enemy fire (blanks) in hostile territory (the Surrey Downs) and rapid responses were paramount.

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    Schools and Young People

    Ever since the day when a three year old asked me, as a spotty teenager, whether I had measles, I’ve always been scared of children, and so one of my hopes for being a priest was that I’d never have to work with them again.

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