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The British at the heart of Rome: Englishmen and women have become surprisingly influential in the Holy See

08 November 2017 | by Catherine Pepinster

Vatican relations

 

If English Catholics were asked to name the most important priest from the Archdiocese of Liverpool, the vast majority would suggest Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster. But eight years after Nichols took holy orders, another Englishman was ordained in that diocese who today holds one of the most influential posts in the Vatican, wielding  considerable soft power across the globe. 





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