Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Vincent Nichols’

Bishops of England and Wales name former prosecutor to head safeguarding agency

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have appointed a former Chief Crown Prosecutor as the Chair of the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA). Nazir Afzal, a practicing Muslim, served as the Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England from 2011-2015 and chief executive of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners from 2016-2017. Afzal Read more

Global modification to Ash Wednesday ceremonies

Monday, February 15th, 2021
Ash Wednesday impacted by Covid-19

Churches around the world have modified Ash Wednesday ceremonies due to the impact of Covid-19. The holy day of prayer and fasting is one of the highest contact observances on the liturgical calendar. It takes place on 17 February this year. Many churches mark the beginning of the penitential season of Lent with clergy marking Read more

Priests warned against ‘disparaging’ on social media

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Priests are warned against making ‘disparaging remarks’ on social media in a new safeguarding document drawn up by the Catholic bishops of England and Wales. The guidelines, Pastoral Standards and Safe Practices in the Conduct of Ministry, sent to every bishop, secular and religious priest and deacon, set out how to guard against abuse and Read more

UK’s latest lockdown riles Catholic bishops

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Catholics bishops in England and Wales want the Government to justify closing churches in the latest lockdown. All places of worship must end acts of collective worship. There are exceptions – for limited-attendance funeral ceremonies, to broadcast acts of worship, for individual prayer, for formal childcare/school and for essential voluntary and public services, eg food Read more

Teach history with openness and balance to avoid racial tensions

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Approaching history with openness and balance will help the UK to avoid tensions surrounding race in the future, says Cardinal Vincent Nichols. The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales says the way people learn about the past needs an overhaul. Nichols says he has “spent time listening to people” and learned that Read more

UK church leaders criticise Israeli government plans for West Bank

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Two UK church leaders have written to the Israeli Ambassador and the British Prime Minister, criticising Israel’s government’s proposed plan to annex Palestinian land this year. The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, both oppose Israel’s plans for Israeli armed forces to unilaterally annex parts of the West Read more

Catholic churches should have priority for reopening

Monday, May 18th, 2020
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Catholic churches should be allowed to reopen before Pentecostal churches, or mosques owing to their different styles of worship, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster says. At the moment places of worship in England and Wales come under step three of the government’s recovery strategy. This means they will not be allowed to reopen Read more

Charity chiefs may investigate Westminster safeguarding

Monday, November 25th, 2019

The Charity Commission is putting the safeguarding organisations of Catholic dioceses under the spotlight following growing concerns about the way they are managed. This week it revealed to The Tablet that it is considering holding an inquiry into Westminster archdiocese, in the light of damaging evidence that has emerged about its handling of cases of Read more

Westminister Cardinal Nichols called on to resign

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Lawyers acting for almost 50 child sex abuse victims have called for the resignation of England’s Cardinal Vincent Nichols. The lawyers, Richard Scorer of Slater and Gordon, and David Enright of Howe and Co, made the call in a letter to The Tablet. In the letter, they say ‘the Catholic Church‘ is failing its safeguarding Read more

Prince Charles attending Cardinal Newman’s canonisation

Monday, September 16th, 2019

The Prince of Wales will travel to Rome to attend Cardinal John Henry Newman’s canonisation at the Vatican next month. “As one who has been a lifelong champion of the spiritual in everyday life, to promote understanding between faiths, and who has sought to alleviate poverty and disadvantage through his charitable work, the Prince of Read more