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Blessed John Paul II (CNS)

Like Leo the Great and Gregory the Great, he both exerted geopolitical influence and reasserted the teaching authority of the Holy See

Today is the Doctor of the Church’s feast day

Canterbury, where Honorius died

St Homorius (September 30), the fifth Archbishop of Canterbury, was a key figure in the establishment of Christianity in England

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The 12th-century casket of Thomas Becket is put on display at Canterbury Cathedral (Photo: PA)

Vatican approves English feast days

The feast days commemorate St Gregory the Great, St Thomas Becket, the English Martyrs and St Augustine of Canterbury