People must pray every day if they wish to remain healthy, according to the new Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols.

In his first pastoral letter to his diocese since he was installed in May, published tomorrow, Archbishop Nichols warns that stable, fruitful and healthy lives cannot be achieved without daily prayer.

And he warns against the temptations of ambition, favoritism and hypocrisy, citing the “battles and wars” that people fight among themselves.

Archbishop Nichols, a conservative, is marking a near-triumphant start to his service as successor to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor.

Although this has yet to be reflected in numbers of worshippers, Catholicism, along with other religions in Britain, is experiencing something of a renaissance.

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