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English cardinal says coronation is ‘profoundly Christian’ ceremony

May 05, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: The coronation of King Charles will be a “profoundly Christian” ceremony, says Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

The cardinal said that although the coronation installs the king as head of the Church of England, the new ceremony will reflect “the utterly changed relationships between our two churches.”

“Our history is indeed one of division, and this too is evident in the coronation,” Cardinal Nichols said. But he observed that many aspects of the ceremony reflect the Catholic heritage, including the music that dates to times before the Reformation. He also said that he has been “invited to contribute to the blessing of the newly crowned king,” along with other religious leaders.

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  • Posted by: frjt - May. 05, 2023 6:14 PM ET USA

    Cardinal should be in attendance but to support & bless a heretic king...well today,anything goes: st Thomas more,pray for us.