Week One: Tuesday - February 2014

02/12/2014 7:59 pm

Another set of images from February 2014.

February 2014

It's Tuesday of the first week of Advent which means it's time to open the third window of our Advent Calendar. The focus shifts now to February 2014.

During this month, Pope Francis, in his first ordinary public Consistory, elevated 19 of the Church’s prelates to the dignity of Cardinal - including our very own Archbishop Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

All our images today focus on this marvellous celebration.

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The Consistory was held on 22 February 2014 in St Peter's Basilica. The recently retired Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State under Pope Benedict XVI, smiles as the newly elevated Cardinal Nichols greets his brother cardinals.  

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Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Nichols having made him a cardinal.

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One of the first photos taken of Cardinal Vincent Nichols, right, alongside his predecessor as Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, left, and retired Irish Cardinal Dr Seán Brady, right.

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At a Mass in St Peter's Basilica, the following day, 23 February, Cardinal Vincent Nichols greets a chorister from his own Diocese of Westminster.