Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Cardinal expresses delight that Prince Charles will attend Newman canonisation

Cardinal Vincent has welcomed the news that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will be present at the canonisation ceremony of Cardinal John Henry Newman on the 13th October in Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City.

Following the announcement from Clarence House, Cardinal Vincent said:

‘We are delighted that HRH The Prince of Wales will lead the UK delegation for the canonisation of Cardinal Newman on 13th October. Cardinal Newman's exploration of faith, depth of personal courage, intellectual clarity and cultural sensitivity make him a deeply admired follower of Christ. His ministry, especially among the poor, is a permanent sign of the Church's pastoral compassion and a challenge to us all today.’

‘As one who has been a lifelong champion of the spiritual in everyday life, to promote understanding between faiths, and who has sought to alleviate poverty and disadvantage through his charitable work, The Prince of Wales is particularly qualified to mark the canonisation, which will be such a significant and joyful moment for this country.’

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