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Lord Patten pictured with (left to right) Sharon Lee, strategic director, Environment and Culture, Councillor Alan Rudge, cabinet member for equalities and human resources, and John Blakemore, acting chief highway engineer, outside Birmingham Council House (Photo: Peter Jennings)

The organiser of the papal visit enjoyed the sunshine at Cofton Park before visiting Cardinal Newman’s private chapel

Archbishop Bernard Longley pictured with, left to right, Peter Jennings, his press secretary, Jackie Edge, his aunt, Kathleen Lloyd his sister and Jennifer Davies his secretary                                                                                                                                         (Photograph: Robert Davies)

Pope Benedict XVI made the comment when he placed the pallium over the shoulders of Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham

Cardinal Newman was played by Derek Jacobi in the radio play Gerontius. He came across as fey, self-absorbed and querulous (CNS)

If you caught the Radio 4 play about Newman, you have all the more reason to read this new booklet

Belgian police officers stand outside the residence of the Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels (CNS)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Archbishop Bernard Longley (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Longley unveils theme of Day for Life 2010

Parishioners from Harrow-on-the Hill stand by the bust of Newman at Littlemore (Photograph: Michael Pitt Payne)

Parish group visits Littlemore, near Oxford, in preparation for Newman’s beatification

Organisers of the papal visit have announced a new venue for John Henry Newman’s beatification, almost halving the number of people able to attend

Pope will speak to thousands of pupils

Pope Benedict XVI will address thousands of school children during his visit
More coverage of the Papal Visit 2010

Newman calls us to leave behind stale arguments

It’s time to move on from the debate about ritualism versus activism, says Dominic Scarborough

The archbishops of both Westminster and Birmingham used the occasion of their homilies on the Feast of St Philip Neri, Wednesday May 26, to compare the characteristics of St Philip and Cardinal Newman, writes Peter Jennings