Cardinal Vincent Gerard Nichols

His Eminence Vincent Nichols is the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster.

Born in Crosby, Liverpool on 8 November 1945, Cardinal Nichols was ordained to the priesthood in Rome on 21 December 1969. He was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster on 24 January 1992.

In 1998 Cardinal Nichols was appointed Chair of the Bishops’ Conference Department for Catholic Education and Formation and also Chair of the Catholic Education Service. In 2000, he was appointed Archbishop of Birmingham.

He was elected President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales on 30 April 2009 and was Installed Archbishop of Westminster on 21 May 2009.

Cardinal Nichols received the Pallium in Rome from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on 29 June 2009, the Feast of Saint Peter and Paul. Pope Francis elevated him to the rank of Cardinal in St Peter’s Basilica on 22 February 2014.