Friday, 3 April 2009

Vincent, Archbishop of Westminster

Later on today all are expecting Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Liverpool to be announced as the next Archbishop of Westminster. This blog rejoices in this appointment and prays for the Prelate especially at this time of hope for the unity of the Church Catholic. We wish him well especially as he will soon celebrate his name day, albeit this year on Palm Sunday.

Most Reverend Vincent Nichols MA MEd STL
Metropolitan Archbishop of Birmingham


Born in Crosby (Liverpool): 8th November 1945

Ordained priest: 21st December 1969
Ordained bishop by Cardinal Hume: 24th January 1992
Auxiliary Bishop in North London: 1992 - 2000
Translated to Birmingham: February 2000
Installed as Ninth Bishop and Eighth Archbishop of Birmingham on 29th March 2000

Before his appointment as an Auxiliary Bishop to Cardinal Hume in 1992, Bishop Vincent was General Secretary of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.
In addition to his pastoral oversight of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, Archbishop Nichols is Chairman of the Department for Catholic Education and Formation of the Bishops' Conference and Chairman of the Catholic Education Service (CES)
He represented the European bishops at the November 1998 Synod of Bishops from Oceania and attended the Synod of Bishops for Europe in September 1999.
St Vincent Ferrer OP, pray for us.

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