Day Four

The final day of the visit is focused very much on the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman, and the Pope will celebrate that beatification in Cofton Park in Birmingham - adjacent, fittingly, to Rednal where Cardinal Newman was buried. Pope Benedict will conclude the day by meeting with the bishops of England, Scotland and Wales in Oscott College.


Cofton Park

Birmingham has 490 parks and open spaces (8,000 acres) and is one of the greenest cities in Europe, including six parks which have been designated country pa...Read more


Cardinal Newman and Oscott College

Newman and Oscott John Henry Newman made his first visit to Oscott within days of his reception into full communion with the Catholic Church in 1845. He, al...Read more


St. Mary's College, Oscott

Introduction St Mary’s College, Oscott is the seminary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham, an area which covers the counties of the West Midlands, St...Read more