Cardinal Nicholas Patrick Wiseman

Cardinal Nicholas Patrick WisemanArticle

First Archbishop of Westminster. After 20 years in Rome, where he was rector of the English College, he went to England, became intensely interested in the Catholic situation, and founded the “Dublin Review.” Subsequently he was appointed president of Oscott College during the period of the Oxford Movement, and confirmed Newman. As vicar Apostolic of the London district, he opened the Gothic church of Saint George, Southwark. In 1850 he was made cardinal. At the same time the pope created the Catholic hierarchy in England and Wiseman returned there as Archbishop of Westminster. On his arrival he worked, with his preaching and writing, to quell the storm which the pope‘s act had caused. He founded the Academia in London; attended the Catholic Congress at Mechlin, and supported Bishop Vaughan’s work for foreign missions.



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