|The Canonisation of John Henry Newman
A series of special services and events will be taking place in October to celebrate the canonisation of John Henry Newman. Newman, a former Anglican priest who became a Roman Catholic in 1845 – midway through his life – and eventually a Cardinal, is regarded as one of the most influential figures from his era for both Anglicanism and Roman Catholicism.
There will be a series of events held in Rome on 12th – 14th October with the Canonisation Mass taking place on Sunday 13th. A service of Ecumenical Vespers will take place on Saturday 19th October in Westminster Cathedral and there will be celebrations at University Church, Oxford, where John Henry Newman was vicar for nearly twenty years.
Church of England’s press release
Catholic Church in England and Wales’ press release
More information about John Henry Newman and details of official events in Rome can be found via the website www.newmancanonisation.com
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