Archbishop Vincent Nichols to be made a Cardinal

Archbishop Vincent Nichols will be made a Cardinal by Pope Francis today. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales was born in Crosby in Liverpool.

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols created a cardinal by Pope

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has been created a cardinal by Pope Francis.

The Most Rev Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, received the symbolic red hat at a consistory ceremony in Rome.

Most Rev Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster created a cardinal by Pope Francis Credit: RTV

The Archbishop was one of 19 cardinals created during the ceremony this morning at St Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis bestows symbolic red hat in Rome. Credit: RTV
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Former-Pope Benedict makes rare appearance

Pope Benedict sat in the front row at the ceremony in the Vatican.

Former Pope Benedict made a surprise entrance into St. Peter's Basilica to attend a ceremony at which his successor, Pope Francis, was elevating 19 prelates to the high rank of cardinal.

Benedict, who resigned a year ago, sat quietly wearing a long white overcoat in the front row along with other cardinals.

It was the first time he has attended a papal ceremony since his resignation, although he and Francis have met several times.

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Crosby-born Vincent Nichols to be made a cardinal

Vincent Nichols to be made a cardinal Credit: PA

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, is to be created a Cardinal by Pope Francis today.

Archbishop Nichols, was born in Crosby in Liverpool in 1945 and has been a priest for almost fifty years.

He is the 11th Archbishop of Westminster to be created a Cardinal.

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