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Private Audience with Pope Francis

The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, along with Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor and the Bishops of England and Wales joined the General Audience in St Peter's Square on Wednesday, 17 April.

Pope Francis welcomed all the English-speaking pilgrims adding, "I offer a cordial welcome to the members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, and I assure them of my prayers for their episcopal ministry."

After the General Audience the Holy Father held an impromptu Private Audience for the bishops of England and Wales. The Bishops of England and Wales were on retreat the Pallazolla near Rome and joined the General Audience along with more than 50,000 pilgrims from around the world.