Canonization date for Blessed John Henry Newman to be announced soon


If you have not signed up for Symposium 2019 in Rome Oct. 15, now might be the time to do so.  Spaces are limited and accommodations in Rome are quickly filling up.

Pope Francis is expected to announce the date of Blessed John Henry Newman’s canonization following a consistory of cardinals on July 1.

Edward Pentin reports at the National Catholic Register:

Informed sources have speculated that Sunday Oct. 13 could be the most likely date for the canonization Mass. Indian bishops will be in Rome for their ad limina visit during that time, which would coincide with the canonization of Blessed Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan. It would also fall during the Oct. 6-27 Pan-Amazonian Synod when many bishops will be in Rome.

Another reason such a date would be fitting, given Blessed John Henry Newman was a convert from Anglicanism, is that this coming November marks the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus which provided personal ordinariates for Anglicans entering into full communion with the Catholic Church.

To coincide with the anniversary, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is holding a symposium on Oct. 15 at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome where ecclesial and ecumenical implications of the document will be discussed.


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