Archbishop Vincent Nichols to become a cardinal

Posted: January 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Archbishop Vincent Nichols to become a cardinal

Our Archbishop, Vincent Nichols, is to be created a Cardinal by Pope Francis.

Archbishop Nichols will be one of 19 new Cardinals from around the world who will be appointed at the next consistory of Cardinals, which takes place at the Vatican on 22 February.

He said: “I am deeply moved by the honour conferred on the Catholic Church in England and Wales and on the Diocese of Westminster in my appointment.

“Personally this is a humbling moment.”

The announcement came during Pope Francis’ Angelus in St Peter’s Square on Sunday morning.

Archbishop Nichols is the 11th Archbishop of Westminster to be created a Cardinal.

He was born in Crosby, Liverpool in 1945 and as a young boy, he wanted to become a lorry driver.

He first felt the calling to become a priest at a football match as he explained in an interview with The Times in 2007.

Let us keep him in our prayers this week

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