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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

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

A 19th-century bust of Cardinal Newman is cleaned using a laser by conservator Veronika Vlkova Antoniou at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. The bust is by Richard Westmacott the younger

Exhibition will include the cardinal’s robes, hat, a pot of his quill pens, and a shell engraved with the Immaculate Conception

Professor Bart McGettrick, Liverpool Hope’s Dean of Education

An academic conference on Newman at Liverpool Hope University has been arranged to coincide with the papal visit in September

A digital rendering of the future Newman Chapel at the London Oratory                                                                                        (Image courtesy of Russell Taylor Architects)

Building shrines for the new Blessed

Fr Anthony Symondson SJ describes three new chapels in Birmingham, London and Oxford that will be dedicated to John Henry Newman

The University Church, Dublin

As rector in Dublin he wanted the university church to recognise ‘the indissoluble union of philosophy and religion’

Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk

Archbishop of Birmingham talks about the papal visit and Cardinal Newman’s legacy

Three Shrines for Newman

The forthcoming beatification of John Henry, Cardinal Newman has led to some significant architectural commissions

Photo: PA

Pope Benedict XVI will use the Popemobile during parts of his tour in Britain so that more people can greet him

Archbishop Vincent Nichols greets Deacon Jack Sullivan at Westminster Cathedral last year (Photo: Mazur/CCN)

US deacon cured of spinal disorder after praying to Cardinal Newman will be personal guest of archbishop