Birmingham is the most appropriate place in England. Deo gratias.
What takes them so loooonnnnnnnggg? Siesta time in Rome? 6 months I can see to plan the event, but a year?!
What is the difference between Venerable and Blessed?How wonderful that he should be beatified in Birmingham. I first learnt about him at the Maryvale Institute.
Gem:It could well take that long if it is to mesh in with a possible visit of the Holy Father to UK next year. The logistics of a Papal State visit are being discussed. That much was admitted some months ago.Think on't.
Near which mosque will the beatification take place? Things have changed greatly in Birmingham since Newman was there.
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