Bishop Ralph Richard III s

Bishop Ralph joined clergy from across England and Wales to celebrate the special Requiem Mass

Vincent Nichols Richard III s

Cardinal Nichols in the historic chasuble

As part of the ceremonies marking the re-interment of King Richard III, Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated Mass for the repose of the soul of Richard III at Holy Cross Priory, the Catholic parish church and Dominican priory in Leicester city centre.  Bishops and priests from all over the England and Wales concelebrated with him.

Cardinal Nichols wore a chasuble which dates from the time of Richard III.  Known as the Westminster vestment, it now forms part of the heritage collection of Ushaw College near Durham.