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Canonisation of first Englishman since 17th century

The Order’s Grand Master attends moving ceremony

Vatican City, 13 October 2019

Order of Malta knights attend the canonisation
Order of Malta knights attend the canonisation

Order of Malta knights attend the canonisation in Rome Sunday 13 October 2019 *

At today’s canonisation Mass in St Peter’s Square, attended by thousands of pilgrims including the Prince of Wales who led the UK Delegation, five saints were honoured, among them the first Englishman since the 17th century. St John Henry Cardinal Newman (born London 1801, died Birmingham 1890) was a convert from the Anglican Church, who became a distinguished writer, scholar, prophet, teacher and pastor of the Oratorians (the Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri). 
*Fra John Dunlap, Fra Duncan Gallie, Fra Ian Scott.
Photo: Andrew Cusack

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