One might even suspect that the good Archbishop never ever wrote it and that it was written by a person of the Diocesan Education Department.
Note that it is addressed to 'Secondary School Children' not a good start.........
So what makes me think that some other person may be the author of this missive? (Apart from the poor grammar and misplaced content).
Well this is how it was presented on one school's website (and it was not the Cardinal Vaughan School)
Paul Barber, Director for Education at the Diocese of Westminster, has informed us of a message from Archbishop Vincent Nicholls (sic) that the Archbishop would like all secondary students aware of as soon as is reasonable.
Paul Barber writes,
"As you will have read ... Archbishop Vincent has recorded a video message addressing all students in our secondary schools. He has requested that this should be shown to all students at the earliest opportunity this term. He also wants to share the important message he has relating to the riots last month with parents and families ... The video can be found at http://www.vimeo.com/28512337 or from the diocesan website www.rcdow.org.uk"
I have not seen the video message, I am still minus sound on my pc so I cannot comment on how closely the text follows the video clip.
But one thing is certain, the letter should never have seen the light of day.