The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, was appointed in 2009, having previously served as Archbishop of Birmingham and Auxiliary bishop of Westminster, for which he was the youngest Catholic bishop in the UK. He is also President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. He is a supporter of the importance of rehabilitation of prisoners and has spoken out in support of Catholic prison chaplaincy. He participates in Prisons’ Week which is an annual reflection and prayer for all those affected by crime, including prisoners, their families and former offenders.