An important bit of local news: our very own Archbishop is moving to Westminster to be Archbishop there. He will be installed on Thursday, 21 May 2009. He has been Archbishop of Birmingham since 2000; before that he was an auxiliary bishop in Westminster.
We wish Archbishop Nichols well in his new post. He faces the challenge of leading the Church in the context of the current persecution. But he has been at the forfront of the battle for some time. Let us support him with our prayers.
Here is the press release. Interestingly it says that, according to custom, Archbishop Nichols won't be made a Cardinal until Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor reaches the retirement age of 80, ie 2012.