The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Wales, on behalf of the Conference, has extended his congratulations, prayers and best wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son:
“On behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, I would like to congratulate Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son, His Royal Highness, the Prince of Cambridge.
“The birth of the new Prince will be a source of joy not only for the Royal Family but for the peoples of the United Kingdom and beyond. I assure Their Royal Highnesses of the prayers and best wishes of the Catholic Church in England and Wales for their new family.
“May Our Lord Jesus Christ bless and protect them, and may the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Joseph intercede for them.”
Archbishop Vincent Nichols
President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
Archbishop of Westminster