Cardinal Vincent Nichols led the Catholic community Friday in mourning the death of Prince Philip at the age of 99.
The president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said April 9: “At this moment of sadness and loss I pray for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip, Her Majesty the Queen’s faithful and loyal husband. I pray for the Queen and all of the Royal Family.”
“How much we will miss Prince Philip’s presence and character, so full of life and vigor. He has been an example of steadfast loyalty and duty cheerfully given. May he rest in peace.”
After issuing the statement, the archbishop of Westminster announced that he would celebrate a live-streamed Mass at Westminster Cathedral, London, on April 10 for the repose of the prince’s soul.
Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, the Primate of All Ireland, said that he was saddened to hear of Prince Philip’s death.
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