A few years ago I was at an exorcists' conference at Maryvale in Birmingham. Archbishop Nichols came to see us, which was very generous of him. He thanked us for the work we were doing. I reminded him of the first time I met him when he was Secretary to the Bishops' Conference. At that time I was the curate at Our Lady of Lourdes in Huddersfield, and was just recently ordained - the oil still wet on my hands, as they say. He came to officiate at the wedding of some friends. I remember that his shirt cuffs were frayed! (so are mine!). He remembered our meeting - presumably because he remembered his friends' wedding, but he is a gentleman and has an inner strength that will be needed when he takes up his new appointment. He has much to do - many battles to fight. God bless him.