The UK media has repeatedly stated that Pope Benedict’s visit to Spain has touched on familiar themes. Yet, as usual, it has been left to the Catholic press to identify the central point of his message: freedom. Whilst the secular reports quote the Pope as calling Europe to return to its Christian roots, they frequently omit the reason for such a challenge: freedom.
A special production of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius will be performed at Birmingham Town Hall on the eve of Cardinal Newman's beatification.
Two postage stamps depicting photographs of Cardinal Newman - one never published before - and a stamp label showing Pope Benedict XVI, are included in a miniature sheet to be issued by the Isle of Man Post Office on Wednesday 11 August, the 120th Anniversary of the death of Cardinal Newman.
Pope Benedict XVI Pilgrimage to Portugal The Pope’s visit to Portugal, and especially to Fatima for the 10th anniversary of the beatification of Jacinta a...Read more
Archbishop Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, enthusiastically discussed September's papal visit in response to a jo...Read more
The Mass of Beatification of the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman, 1801-1890, will be celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI at Coventry Airport in the Archdioc...Read more