This site is not maintained. Click here for the new website of Richard Dawkins.

Pope beatifies Cardinal Newman as his UK tour ends

Thanks to Ivan for the link


PM thanks the Pope for challenging Britain to "sit up and think" during his state visit

Thousands have witnessed the Pope's beatification of 19th Century churchman Cardinal John Henry Newman, before the pontiff's departure by air for Rome.

Pope Benedict told more than 50,000 people at a Mass in Birmingham's Cofton Park that they were celebrating the cardinal's "outstanding holiness".

Prime Minister David Cameron told the Pope shortly before he left that Britain "cherished faith".

The Pope replied the diversity of Britain was an "enriching challenge".

He had earlier urged bishops meeting at St Mary's College, Oscott, to "make reparation" for child abuse by priests.

The Pope flew out of Birmingham airport at the end of his four-day UK tour.

He was praised in a speech at the airport by David Cameron, who said the Pope had "offered a message to each and every one of us".
... continue reading



Europe's crisis of faith

Pope Benedict XVI - The Guardian 93 Comments

In hard times, Europe could learn much
from Africa's joyful passion for faith

Epilogue - The Case of the Pope

Geoffrey Robertson QC - - 33 Comments

Girls Beaten and Raped? Or The Catholic...

Sean Faircloth - RDFRS 269 Comments

Pope accused of crimes against humanity...

Karen McVeigh - The Guardian 72 Comments

Pope's UK visit prompts increase in sex...

Riazat Butt - 8 Comments

Germany: Politicians plan boycott of...

Secular Europe Campaign -... 77 Comments

Several Social Democratic parliamentarians are planning to boycott the speech Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to give to the Bundestag in September.



Diagrams that changed the world

BBC Staff - BBC 24 Comments

A picture, the old adage goes, is worth 1,000 words.
But in science a diagram can describe things that
transcend the written word. A single image can convey
the simple underlying pattern hidden by words or equations,
says Marcus du Sautoy.

Judge tells man to climb holy mountain...

BBC Staff - BBC News 28 Comments

Belgian Cardinal Danneels condoned...

BBC Staff - BBC 8 Comments



Comment RSS Feed

Please sign in or register to comment