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Beatification of Cardinal Newman will be celebrated in Birmingham

26/06/2010

One of the focal points of Pope Benedict's visit to the UK this autumn, the Beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman, will take place at Cofton Park in Birmingham rather than at Coventry Airport - a place Pope John Paul II visited nearly 30 years ago.

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Archbishops on St Philip Neri and Cardinal Newman

27/05/2010

The Archbishops of both Westminster and Birmingham used the occasion of their homilies on the Feast of St Philip Neri, Wednesday 26 May, to compare the characteristics of St Philip and Cardinal Newman. The momentum towards the September beatification of the holy English cardinal could be felt in what both pastors had to say.

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Pope Benedict XVI Pilgrimage to Portugal

12/05/2010

In what was surely one of the shortest papal addresses in history, Pope Benedict thus greeted a group of young people as they gathered outside the Apostolic Nunciature in Lisbon at the end of his first day in Portugal."Thank you for your joyful witness to Christ, who is eternally young, and thank you for the kindness you have shown to his humble Vicar on earth by gathering here this evening. You have come to wish me good night and from my heart I thank you; but now you must let me go and sleep, otherwise the night will not be good, and tomorrow awaits us."

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols on the Papal visit

08/05/2010 11.45am

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, enthusiastically discussed September's papal visit in response to a journalist's question at a Mass and Lecture to mark the 2010 World Communications Day. The address was given on 4 May at Allen Hall - the Diocese of Westminster's seminary for trainee priests.

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