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Topic: Archbishop Vincent Nichols

Our new Cardinal’s attack on Iain Duncan Smith’s benefits reform policies shows that he has a lot to learn about the spiritual blight of welfare dependency

This is not a good start to his cardinalatial ministry; he admits that he might benefit from a ministerial briefing on the complexities of government policy. He should ask for one

We must not give all our focus to the ‘problems’ facing the Church

Standing up for Catholic beliefs in the public arena is a tough but vital task

Welfare safety net ‘torn apart’, says Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols

Archbishop of Westminster calls rising poverty in affluent Britain ‘a disgrace’

Whisper a prayer of peace for Syria, says cardinal-designate

Cardinal-designate Nichols urges prayers ‘even [from] those who do not normally raise their hearts to God’

Cardinal-designate Nichols should have the prayers and support of us all: but his elevation is being misrepresented by some elements in the English Church

Some commentators even take it as meaning that Pope Francis would have been in favour of the Soho Masses

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Archbishop Nichols is named a cardinal by Pope Francis

Francis makes announcement during Angelus address

Archbishop Nichols appointed to Congregation for Bishops

‘It is a privilege to assist in the important task of appointing bishops,’ said the Archbishop of Westminster

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