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Pope Benedict XVI declares John Henry Newman “Blessed”

Pope Benedict XVI declares John Henry Newman “Blessed”
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The Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, makes the humble request that Pope Benedict XVI beatifies Cardinal John Henry Newman to make him a ‘Blessed’.

“It is right and fitting that we should recognise the holiness of a confessor, a son of this nation who, while not called to shed his blood for the Lord, bore eloquent witness to him in the course of a life devoted to the priestly ministry.”

Recorded in Cofton Park, Birmingham, on Sunday 19 September 2010.