Nichols expressed gratitude and admiration for the queen’s service and called her faith an inspiration.
“The wisdom, stability, and service which she consistently embodied, often in circumstances of extreme difficulty, are a shining legacy and testament to her faith,” he said.
He asked for prayers for the queen and her son, the new king — King Charles III.
Bishop Patrick McKinney of Nottingham also expressed admiration for the queen’s faith.
“We also want to pay our respects to the Queen as a woman of faith, as a Christian, whose faith always inspired and shaped the way she lived,” he said in a statement. “We pray that Christ Jesus, whom she faithfully served throughout her whole life, may now welcome her into His Kingdom with these words: ‘Well done good and faithful servant.’”
Bishop Hugh Gilbert, president of the Catholic bishops’ conference in Scotland, where the queen passed away, promised that the bishops there “will remember her in our prayers and…