Saturday 4 July 2009

Newman to be Beatified

The Holy Father has today (3rd July) signed the decree approving the Beatification of the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman, founder of the English Oratory.

There will be a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving and Te Deum at 11am on Sunday 12th July at the Oxford Oratory.

We await further news of the date of the beatification ceremony.

A press release from the Fathers of the Oxford Oratory may be seen here:

Newman Press Release

and a statement from the Fathers of the Birmingham Oratory here:

Birmingham Oratory Press Release