Friday, 3 April 2009

New Archbishop-elect for Westminster ...

It has been announced today that Archbishop Vincent Nichols has been appointed as the new Archbishop-elect of Westminster. Here is an extract from the press release:

Pope Benedict XVI appoints Archbishop Vincent Nichols as new Archbishop of Westminster

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has today appointed the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, who has been Archbishop of Birmingham since March 2000, as the next Archbishop of Westminster.

Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor as Archbishop of Westminster. The Cardinal will now become the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Westminster until Archbishop Nichols is installed at Westminster Cathedral on Thursday, 21 May 2009. Until then, Archbishop Nichols will remain in Birmingham. ...

Let us all keep Archbishop Vincent Nichols in our prayers as he takes on this important role as head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

No comments: