Cardinal Vincent Nichols

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London Metropolitan Police officers.

UK police halt baptism in London church over coronavirus restrictions

Nov 16, 2020

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

Nov 11, 2020

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’

Nov 7, 2020

By Luke Coppen

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

Nov 5, 2020

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

Nov 2, 2020

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

Jun 25, 2020

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

Jun 23, 2020

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

Jun 12, 2020

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

Jun 9, 2020

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

Cardinal Vincent Nichols prays in Westminster Cathedral, London, March 22, 2020.

Catholic churches in England to reopen after 80-day closure

Jun 8, 2020

A cardinal has thanked Catholics for their “patience” after the government permitted churches in England to reopen for private prayer... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

English cardinal asks why car showrooms can open but not churches

May 30, 2020

An English cardinal will ask Sunday why the government has failed to set a date for churches to reopen when... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of the Archdiocese of Westminster.

Beware of “self-pity” over church closures, warns cardinal

Apr 23, 2020

English Catholics must avoid “any sense of self-pity” over church closures, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said at a Mass honoring workers... Read more

Prime Minister Boris Johnson greets a woman as he arrives to attend a campaign rally event Dec. 2, 2019 in Colchester, England.

UK bishops call for prayers as Boris Johnson admitted to intensive care

Apr 7, 2020

The Archbishop of Westminster led calls for prayers for Britain’s Prime Minister on Monday after Boris Johnson was admitted to... Read more

Westminster Cathedral.

Despite legal exemption, UK bishops close church buildings in response to coronavirus

Mar 24, 2020

The bishops of England and Wales have ordered the closure of all Catholic churches, even though they were exempted from... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster speaks at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, August 2018.

Cardinals Nichols tells child sex abuse inquiry Church 'shocked to core'

Nov 8, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Archbishop of Westminster has admitted that he did not properly handle an accusation of abuse in his archdiocese, as... Read more

Blessed John Henry Newman's coat of arms.

Cardinal Nichols: John Henry Newman calls Catholics to be 'missionary disciples'

Sep 30, 2019

The leading English bishop said Sunday that Blessed John Henry Newman offers an important witness for the Catholic Church in... Read more

The Standing Together to stop knife crime rally in London, April 6, 2019.

Cardinal Nichols urges 'a sense of belonging' to counter knife crime

Apr 8, 2019

At a ecumenical rally to call for an end to knife crime, the Archbishop of Westminster on Saturday challenged the... Read more

Al Masjid Al Jamie mosque in Ponsonby, New Zealand, Oct 2013.

New Zealand bishops ‘horrified’ by mosque shootings

Mar 15, 2019

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference released a statement of solidarity with the country’s Muslim population following terrorist attacks on... Read more

St. Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham, England.

Sex abuse inquiry examines England's Birmingham archdiocese

Nov 14, 2018

An independent government inquiry is investigating how the Archdiocese of Birmingham handled allegations of child sexual abuse made against four... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England at a Vatican press conference in 2015.

Cardinal Nichols to face questions about British abuse case

Oct 4, 2018

By Ed Condon

Amid a British investigation into sexual abuse, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster is expected to face questions regarding the way... Read more