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Cardinal-elect Nichols congratulated by pro-life group SPUC

12 January 2014

London: Britain's largest and oldest pro-life group has congratulated the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster upon his naming as a Cardinal today by Pope Francis.

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) congratulated Archbishop Vincent Nichols in a statement by John Smeaton, SPUC's chief executive.

Mr Smeaton said: "On behalf of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children I congratulate him on this important appointment for Catholics in England and Wales. I can confidently assure His Grace of the earnest prayers of our supporters, both Catholic and non-Catholic, as he assumes his new office.

"As Pope John Paul II has said, bishops ... 'are the first ones called to be untiring preachers of the Gospel of life' (Evangelium Vitae 82). With 570 babies killed daily in Britain and countless mothers and others deeply damaged by abortion, may God bless Archbishop Nichols as he assumes his new role."


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