Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Vincent Nichols’

Cardinal offers prayers for King Charles III after cancer diagnosis

Thursday, February 8th, 2024

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster offered prayers for King Charles III after Buckingham Palace announced Monday that the king would step away from some public duties amid cancer treatment. “I am saddened to learn that King Charles is now facing a time of treatment for cancer. On behalf of the entire Catholic Community in England Read more

Bishops set up new National Tribunal Service

Thursday, November 9th, 2023

A National Tribunal Service has been established to ensure that Canon or church law is applied consistently and impartially throughout the Church in England and Wales. It will be based in the Bishops’ Conference headquarters in London and have one of two penal tribunals in Liverpool. At a Mass on Saturday, November 4, Cardinal Vincent Read more

Traditional Latin Mass restrictions relocates Westminster Cathedral Mass

Thursday, October 5th, 2023
Westminster Cathedral

An annual Requiem Mass at Westminster Cathedral, with a rich tradition spanning over half a century, has been relocated due to ongoing Vatican restrictions on celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass. For more than 50 years, the Latin Mass Society has hosted this annual sung Mass, dedicated to the repose of the souls of its deceased Read more

Catholic bishops to attend coronation of Charles III

Thursday, May 4th, 2023
Catholic bishops to attend coronation

On a historic occasion, Catholic bishops will attend the coronation of a British monarch for the first time since the Reformation when Charles III is crowned King on May 6th. In another first since the Reformation, the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, will bless the new monarch at the end of the ceremony. Read more

Cardinal praying at Queen’s funeral signals King’s openness

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
queen's funeral

Inviting an English Catholic cardinal to take part in the Queen’s funeral signals the new King’s openness to ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster’s inclusion was the first time for hundreds of years a Catholic cardinal or bishop has had a role in a royal funeral. Nichols is the president of the Read more

Cardinal urges new UK prime minister to focus on the poor

Thursday, September 8th, 2022
Cardinal new prime minister

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster congratulated the United Kingdom’s new prime minister, Liz Truss, and urged her to focus on the poor by immediately halting the country’s declining living standards. The cardinal, president of the English and Welsh bishops’ conference, said many people in the UK would be facing the choice between “heating and eating” Read more

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