Cardinal Vincent Nichols

The cardinal said there was ‘tension’ within the Church

Cardinal Nichols recalled his predecessor’s warm encounters with the Royal family – including a sing-a-long with the Queen Mother

The cardinal said he was dismayed at ‘yet another cowardly attack on innocent people, including young children’

It may be that ‘we are not turning in on ourselves but looking for more opportunities’

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The cardinal’s body will lie in state before his funeral at Westminster Cathedral

The former Archbishop of Westminster has written to Cardinal Vincent after falling seriously ill in mid-August

Cardinal Nichols offered prayers for his predecessor, who remains seriously ill in hospital

Cardinal Nichols has asked for prayers for his predecessor

The priests will serve the archdiocese of Westminster