Cardinal Vincent Nichols has urged Catholics to pray for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is currently in intensive care receiving treatment for Covid-19.
In a tweet, Cardinal Nichols said: ‘Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a personal fight on his hands against the vicious #coronavirus and needs our prayers. Let us pray for him, all who are suffering and our NHS workers caring for them.’
Mr Johnson spent a second night in intensive care on Tuesday 7th April as the NHS Nightingale Hospital built in London to boost capacity during the coronavirus pandemic admitted its first patients.
The Prime Minister’s condition on Tuesday night remained “stable” as he stayed in St Thomas’s for “close monitoring”, according to Downing Street.
Picture: Archive photo dated 24th July 2019 shows Prime Minister Boris Johnson waving on the steps of 10 Downing Street, London, after meeting Queen Elizabeth II and accepting her invitation to become Prime Minister and form a new government. (Dominic Lipinski/PA).