Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, sends birthday greetings to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, as he celebrates his ninetieth birthday this Easter Sunday. Cardinal Nichols sends wishes and prayers from all the Bishops, Clergy and People of England and Wales on this joyous occasion.
Most Holy Father, Dear Pope Benedict,
On the occasion of your 90th birthday I send this message on behalf of the Bishops, Clergy and People of England and Wales to offer our sincere good wishes and prayers for you on this happy occasion.
After Easter, the Bishops will come together for the Plenary Meeting of our Conference, in Palazzola, and we will celebrate Mass together for your intentions and those of our Holy Father, Pope Francis.
Please be assured of our warmest greetings and prayers for you at this Easter time.
May God continue to richly bless you in all that you do.
Yours sincerely in the Risen Lord,
Cardinal Vincent Nichols
Archbishop of Westminster