Cardinal Vincent Nichols

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols presents a relic of Bl. Carlo Acutis to Fr. Pat Ryall at Archbishop’s House, Westminster, May 21, 2021.

‘We are delighted to have him back’: Carlo Acutis relics arrive in London

A relic was given to the church where the future blessed was baptized in 1991. Read more

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attend the Trooping of the Colour in London, England, June 16, 2012.

Cardinal Nichols leads Catholic community in mourning death of Prince Philip at age 99

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has led the Catholic community in mourning the death of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband. Read more

Cardinal Nichols and the Archbishop of Canterbury pray at Westminster Cathedral, London, June 15, 2020.

Cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury urge UK government not to cut foreign aid budget

An English cardinal and the Archbishop of Canterbury are urging the U.K. government to reconsider plans to cut its foreign... Read more

An aerial view of the city of Leicester in England’s East Midlands region. Credit: DougPR (CC0).

English cardinal welcomes US investigation into garment-making industry

An English cardinal on Monday welcomed a U.S. investigation into alleged labor abuses in the garment-making industry in the city... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, pictured Feb. 26, 2019. Credit: Mazur/

English cardinal calls for ‘unambiguous legislation’ against ‘hateful extremism’

An English cardinal called on Wednesday for “unambiguous legislation” to fight “hateful extremism” following a report arguing that gaps in U.K. law... Read more

Josephine Bakhita.

As slavery continues, cardinal highlights St Josephine Bakhita

An English cardinal this week reflected on the life of St. Josephine Bakhita— who endured brutal slavery before entering religious... Read more

U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock.

Bishops write to UK Health Secretary over plight of Polish Catholic patient

Catholic bishops wrote to Britain’s Health Secretary on Wednesday, expressing concern about the plight of a Polish patient in a... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured in Warsaw Feb. 12, 2020.

Polish archbishop asks English cardinal to intervene after ruling to withdraw food and water from Catholic patient

A Polish archbishop asked an English cardinal on Tuesday to intervene following a U.K. court ruling allowing the withdrawal of... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols at Westminster Cathedral, London, on Dec. 21, 2019.

Cardinal Nichols urges UK government to reconsider cut to foreign aid budget

Cardinal Vincent Nichols urged the U.K. government Thursday to reconsider a proposed cut to its foreign aid budget.   Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols at Westminster Cathedral in London, England, Feb. 2, 2019.

Cardinal Nichols says he has ‘no wish to walk away’ as bishops launch safeguarding overhaul

Cardinal Vincent Nichols said Friday that he was committed to overseeing a major overhaul of safeguarding procedures in England and... Read more

London Metropolitan Police officers.

UK police halt baptism in London church over coronavirus restrictions

Police halted a baptism in a Baptist church in London on Sunday, citing the country’s coronavirus restrictions that include bans... Read more

Cardinal Nichols at Westminster Cathedral on April 18, 2019.

Abuse inquiry faults English cardinal and the Vatican

Catholic leaders promised to reform safeguarding procedures Tuesday following the publication of a highly critical independent report on child abuse... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols at Westminster Cathedral, London, on June 9, 2020.

Cardinal Nichols at 75: ‘A crisis is a crossroads’

On the eve of his 75th birthday, Cardinal Vincent Nichols cast his mind back to the day that he was... Read more

A woman prays in Westminster Cathedral, London, Nov. 4, 2020, the day before a four-week lockdown in England.

Catholics urged to join nationwide daily prayer as England enters second lockdown

Bishops urged Catholics in England to join in a nationwide daily “moment of prayer” Wednesday as the country entered a... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrates Mass at Westminster Cathedral, London, Oct. 1, 2020.

Catholic bishops fight for public Masses as England prepares for second lockdown

Bishops in England have urged the government to permit Catholics to attend public Masses during a second nationwide lockdown beginning... Read more

Pews at St George's Cathedral, Southwark, are cleansed after it reopened for private prayer.

England's Catholics asked to consider avoiding Sunday Masses amid attendance limits

England’s metropolitan archbishops urged Catholics Thursday to consider going to Mass during the week rather than on Sunday after public... Read more

Cardinal Nichols prays at Westminster Cathedral with the Archbishop of Canterbury June 15, 2020, the day England’s churches reopened for private prayer.

English Catholic leader welcomes return of public Masses from July 4

An English cardinal welcomed the government’s decision Tuesday to permit the resumption of public Masses from July 4.   Read more

Archbishop Justin Welby in Łódź, Poland, July 21, 2016.

Cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury oppose potential West Bank annexation

An English cardinal and the Archbishop of Canterbury have expressed their joint opposition to the potential annexation of West Bank... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

Catholic Church receives $1.3 million donation to fight poverty amid pandemic

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has received a 1 million pound ($1.3 million) donation to fight poverty caused... Read more