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Diocese appoints cleric to investigate Chesterton Cause

By on Thursday, 19 September 2013

G.K. Chesterton, critic, novelist and poet, takes a stroll in Brighton (AP Photo)

G.K. Chesterton, critic, novelist and poet, takes a stroll in Brighton (AP Photo)

The Diocese of Northampton has appointed a cleric to investigate the possibility of opening the Cause of GK Chesterton.

In a statement released today, the Diocese of Northampton said: “The Bishop has appointed Canon John Udris, a priest of the Diocese and currently a spiritual director at St Mary’s College, Oscott, to undertake a fact-finding exercise on his behalf.”

In August this year, the American Chesterton Society released a statement announcing that Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton was seeking “a suitable cleric” to investigate the possibility of opening up the Cause of the prolific writer.

GK Chesterton died at his home in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire in 1936. He wrote biographies of St Francis of Assisi and St Thomas Aquinas.