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The choir sings at the beatification of Cardinal Newman at Cofton Park (PA)

The trendy 1970s reactionaries are still in business

James MacMillan's new Mass setting was controversial among some Church officials (Photo: PA)

Scottish composer reveals ‘almighty row’ over his setting for the papal Masses in Glasgow and Birmingham

From left to right: Audrey Hamilton, Rose Layson, Dee Williams, Desmond Gaynor, pilgrim leader, and Eamonn Hamilton of Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury, Harrow on the Hill in north London

Pilgrims from Harrow on the Hill in north London were delighted to make the journey to Cofton Park for the beatification of John Henry Newman

Ade Olopade of the Oratory school, near Reading, holds the Missal for the Pope

The beatification of John Henry Newman had special meaning for staff and pupils of the Oratory School and Oratory Prep School

Some of the Stonyhurst party pictured at Cofton Park, Birmingham, on Sunday September 19

Pupils talk about seeing the Pope at several of the major events

The Wolverhampton Polish group from Holy Trinity parish is pictured here at Cofton Park, 
writes Józef Łopuszyński. Grazyna Klytta (centre) said: ‘For me it was a wonderful experience’

Poles from Wolverhampton attend the beatification Mass at Cofton Park

The sanctuary at Cofton Park (Photo: PA)

Pope Benedict beatifies Cardinal Newman

In homily, Pontiff praises English men and women who resisted the ‘evil ideology’ of Nazism

Delivered at Cofton Park, Birmingham on Sunday 19 September 2010

Shepherd One prepares to leave Birmingham International Airport

Papal Visit 2010 live blog: Birmingham

All the latest news from the Pope’s trip to Birmingham

The Newman reliquary at Birmingham Oratory (Mazur/CCN)

A severely deformed baby was born in a perfectly normal condition after the child’s mother prayed to Newman