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Pope sends message to people of Britain

Pope sends message to people of Britain

Pope Benedict XVI talks of his joy at beatifying Cardinal Newman, a man of ‘gentle wisdom’

Secret papal Mass plans left in a pub

Plans detailing the Pope’s exact movements at Cofton Park were left in a Warwickshire pub and never picked up

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Nichols rejects reports forecasting low attendance at big papal events

Images of Cofton Park sanctuary put online

Images of Cofton Park sanctuary put online

Computer-generated images show domed stage and sweeping stained glass background

Archbishop Bernard Longley meets travellers at a Mass in Walsingham last year

The travellers, from Ireland, say they hope to be blessed by the Pope but do not have tickets for the Mass

The sculpture of Cardinal Newman at the London Oratory (Mazur/www.thepapalvisit.org.uk)

Newman’s feast day will be October 9

Pope Benedict XVI will make the announcement during the beatification Mass next month

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful during the Angelus at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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James MacMillan says he hopes the new setting is 'appropriate to the text and the way the drama of the Mass unfolds'

Choirs prepare for papal Masses

The new Mass setting by James MacMillan is complete and available to listen to online

The 8ft chair is made of white ash and will be fitted with stained glass panels

Teachers make papal chair

The chair will be used by Pope Benedict XVI at the beatification of Cardinal Newman

Fr Federico Lombardi, SJ, the Vatican spokesman (Photo: PA)

Ticket charges were not imposed by the Vatican, says Fr Lombardi