Archbishop Vincent Nichols to be made a Cardinal today

Archbishop Vincent Nichols will be made a Cardinal by Pope Francis on today.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols will be made a Cardinal by Pope Francis on Saturday. Credit: PA

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The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales will join 18 others being elevated to the rank of cardinal in a consistory ceremony at the Vatican.

Sixteen of them are under 80 - meaning they will have the right to vote for the pope's eventual successor.

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols made a Cardinal

Archbishop Vincent Nichols was made a Cardinal by Pope Francis today. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales made headlines last week when he slammed the government's austerity measures as 'a disgrace.'