VIDEO: [BBC] Documentary examining the life of the Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman. [Oct. 5, 2012]
Clarence House confirmed today that Prince Charles is going to be present in St Peter’s Square on 13 October 2019 when Pope Francis canonises Cardinal Newman, making him the first English non-martyr saint since the reformation.
As the Queen no longer travels abroad, the Prince of Wales is the highest-ranking royal who could have attended the occasion.
Following the canonisation ceremony, the prince will attend a reception at the Collegio Urbano, part of the Pontifical Urban University, and the institution where Newman studied to become a Catholic priest. When Newman was training the college was located in what is now the offices of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, known as Propaganda Fide.
The canonisation of Cardinal Newman, who lived from 1801 to 1890, is remarkable given his journey from Anglican priest to cardinal of the Roman Church, while his hymns, poetry and theology have made a global contribution to the canon of Christian literature and spirituality.
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