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Newman's office at the Birmingham Oratory (Mazur/CCN)

Victorian cardinal represents a ‘profound synthesis’ of Catholic faith and British spirit, says Fr Lombardi

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

Pope Benedict XVI leads his Angelus prayer from the balcony of his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

Pope asks for prayers for trip to Britain

Pontiff: ‘Cardinal Newman is an inspiration for ecumenism’

Cardinal Newman, one of the great intellectuals of the Victorian period (CNS photo/courtesy of the Catholic Church of England and Wales)

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A police officer waits outside the offices of the Archdiocese of Mechelen in Mechelen, Belgium, in June (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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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’

The Pope will visit the Birmingham Oratory after he has beatified Cardinal Newman at Cofton Park (Mazur/CCN)

Brother Lewis Berry, who is being moved to South Africa, asks ‘fervently’ for attacks on his superiors to end

One line repeated on the radio recently was that Newman did not speak to other members of his community for 20 years (CNS photo/courtesy of the Catholic Church of England and Wales)

There are so many stories about his warmth and charity it is hard to know where to begin

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