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03rd April 2009

Friday 3 April 2009


Cardinal O'Brien congratulates Archbishop Vincent Nichols

Commenting on   the announcement that Archbishop Vincent Nichols is to become the next Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Keith O'Brien said;

"On behalf of the Bishops of Scotland, I offer my sincere congratulations to Archbishop Vincent Nichols on his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI as the next Archbishop of Westminster, in succession to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O Connor.
 
In various ways many of us have got to know Archbishop Vincent over the years.   I fondly look back to my early years as Archbishop as a member of the Bishops Liaison Committee, linking closely the Bishops Conferences of England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland “ when Monsignor Vincent was then General Secretary of the Bishops Conference of England and Wales.
 
Obviously, now I look forward to ever increasing collaboration with him and promise him my help and support in every way possible together with the assurance of my prayers."

ENDS


Peter Kearney  
Director  
Catholic Media Office  
5 St. Vincent Place  
Glasgow  
G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168
07968 122291  
pk@scmo.org  
www.scmo.org

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