Fr John Boyle has his CV etc.
The Archbishop, many would consider the voice of wisdom and experience in the hierarchy, will along with Vincent Nichols, will make for a strong episcopal presence in the UK's capital. To move an Archbishop is perhaps not normal but presumably shows the regard Rome has for London's second See. Also I think ++Vin and ++Pete will make a dream team complementing one another, certainly as far as the media are concerned. It also gives room for the appointment of a Welshman to Cardiff.
His appointment is interesting following the Ad Limina visit when Rome and the Holy Father were able to see and meet the whole hierarchy. It is perhaps significant that those much tipped for the appointment were not appointed, though that is often Rome's way.
I am sure that his appointment will be very welcome in Southwark.