Cardinal Newman to become first Catholic English saint in centuries

Cardinal John Henry Newman, a renowned 19th-century Anglican convert and leading Victorian intellectual, is set to become the first English Catholic saint of the post-Reformation period on Sunday.

Cardinal John Henry Newman
Cardinal John Henry Newman

Pope Francis will be leading a so-called canonisation Mass for Newman and four other sainthood candidates in St Peter’s Square, starting at 10.15 am (0815 GMT).

 

Prince Charles will be leading the British delegation attending the ceremony, his office said last month.

In an editorial in the newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Charles said the canonization “will be a cause of celebration not merely in the UK, and not merely for Catholics, but for all who cherish the values by which he was inspired.”

“In the age when he lived, Newman stood for the life of the spirit against the forces that would debase human dignity and human destiny. In the age in which he attains sainthood, his example is needed more than ever,” the Prince of Wales asserted.

Newman, who lived from 1801 to 1890, joined the Catholic Church in 1845, a decision that caused him to be ostracized by friends and family but paved the way for greater acceptance of Catholicism in Anglican Protestant Britain.

Relations between the Anglican and Catholic Church are now very good.

Newman also established the Birmingham Oratory, a religious community that is part of the Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri, and was the founder and first rector of University College Dublin in Ireland.

One year before his death, he was made a cardinal by Pope Leo XIII.

The last people from England to have been canonized were the so-called Forty Martyrs, elevated to sainthood in 1970 by Pope Paul VI.

They were Roman Catholics executed during the Reformation period of the 16th and 17th  centuries.

 

(dpa/NAN )

FOLLOW US ON

6,356FansLike
2,035FollowersFollow

TYPE HERE TO QUICK SEARCH FOR JOBS


Got A News , looking for workers, Submit Vacancies, Press Release or Sponsored Publication? Send It To Us Via Email: [email protected] or Call : 07033247217


Click Here To Get Latest Jobs In Your Inbox Everyday

 


SCAM ALERT : EJE’S GIST will Never Ask for MONEY for Job Recruitment or Application


LATEST JOBS IN NIGERIA

DON’T GIVE UP HUNTING FOR JOB, TRUST IN GOD

HOT JOBS,  RECOMMEND FOR YOU

Lagos State 2019/2020 Teachers Recruitment form is out

Ongoing recruitment at National Agency for the Control of AIDS, 11th November 2019 (naca.gov.ng)

Ogun State 2019/2020 Teachers Massive Recruitment Application form is out.

Ogun State Anchor Borrower Program for 10,000 people

Imo State Universal Basic Education Board (IMSUBEB) 2019 Massive Recruitment

Massive Recruitment for Medical & Health workers in Oyo State Hospitals

Graduate Trainee recruitment at Coronation Group, November 2019 ( 7 Positions )

Massive Job recruitment at ipNX Nigeria Limited ( 20 positions )

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) 2019 Massive Recruitment

Massive Recruitment at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, 22nd October 2019

Emerald Foods & Beverage Company Limited recruitment for Direct Sales Agents ( 6 States )

Massive Graduate Recruitment at Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi), 17th October 2019

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc Engineering Graduate Trainee Recruitment 2019

 

JOBS BY CATEGORIES

SPONSORED

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.