Saturday, 4 April 2009

All change at Westminster

So Ruth Gledhill got it right as reported in my last posting - and Archbishop Vincent Nichols has been appointed Archbishop of Westminster. He will be installed in Westminster Cathedral on 21st May. You can catch his press conference on the Westminster diocesan website here. Have I ever met him? No, but he preached at the Requiem Mass for the late Archbishop Ward a few years ago. Now, no funeral is easy for preaching, but that must have been more difficult than most. I thought he did an excellent job. There are those who say he has been ambitious, and that he has now achieved what he set out to get. Well, he says, of course, that his ambition is for the Church, and so be it. We need a holy and humble archbishop in Westminster who can give a lead, and do it in public, and in particular when dealing with the media. Personally I think we could all do with a little more zeal in the Church, and I think he has it. Let's all get behind him - and most of all with our prayers.

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