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IN AN ASONISHING plea to Rome, the newspaper of the

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Westmini.er Diocese has demandedthat a successor to Cardinal time be in place for the start ofthe Jubilee Year on ChristmasEve.

In a frot page article headlined "Wil are we waiting?", the papets editor Fr Kit Cunninghrn rounds on "Rome's slowness in appointing a nemArchbtshop" and asks that tie Congregation of Bishops tnt Westminster as a priority cat. And intn extraordinary endorsentet of the candidacy of a fellowriest, le advocates the appoirilnent crone of the diocese's cvn bislops, whom he has cofirmed as Bishop Vincent Nikols, administrator of the diocee sincethe death of Cardinal lime in June_ Fr Cuntnghan said this week that e was trticulating the views a a grey number of Catholic lay and dergy in the diocese. "Its andots of ordinary peoplhave Ling saying this. Rom knew ab o■ u t the CardimarsIness Or months before he ad and hould have begun theibearch hen_ In the Deemberssue of the WestminsteRecor, he -writes: "It is imp:Dint forhe diocese to have a fly headin ti me for the openiapf the Ibilee Year. It would alto thelignoity and importancof the )peraing of Holy Yea and als fa the commemotion d the Third Millennium "It is n eeflecion on the present adraistrabn tl-iat has to carry orbut it loulcl have been the wig of thelate Cardinal Humevho lad clearly hoped to lye beta with us, that someoiwoulthay.e been appointed ilfiis plate." The Nuino's dice Fiad no comment.




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