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Pope to make Cardinal Newman a saint on Oct 13

Prominent Anglican convert to Catholicism

Pope to make Cardinal Newman a saint on Oct 13

Vatican City, July 1 - Pope Francis will make Carinal John Henry Newman, a Catholic convert from Anglicism and one of the most influential English churchmen of the 19th century, a saint on October 13, the Vatican announced on Monday. The Vatican said in that Newman would become a saint after the pope authorised the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the miracle attributed to him that gets him on the final rung towards sainthood, making him the first English saint since 40 Reformation martyrs were canonised in 1970. The Vatican did not give details in announcing Francis' approval of this second miracle. But Catholic media last year reported that a pregnant woman's recovery, with no scientific explanation, from a life-threatening illness, had been confirmed by Church officials and attributed to Newman's intercession. Newman (London 1801-Edgbaston 1890) is the best-known English churchman of the 19th century. An Anglican priest and thinker who caused immense controversy in Victorian England by converting to Catholicism, he was once described by the late pope John Paul II as "that great man of God". He moved a step closer to sainthood in 2009 when Pope Benedict XVI approved the publication of the first miracle attributed to him, paving the way for his beatification the following year. An English deacon said he recovered from an incurable back ailment in 2001 thanks to Newman's intercession. The Catholic Church in England has been eagerly awaiting Newman's canonisation. President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has welcomed the news. "Newman's exploration of faith, depth of personal courage, intellectual clarity and cultural sensitivity make him a deeply admired follower of Christ," Nichols said. "He brings together so many of the best of Catholic traditions shared well beyond the Catholic Church. His canonisation will be welcomed especially in the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion." Benedict attended Newman's beatification when he visited the United Kingdom in 2010. Newman, who died in 1890, started on the long process leading to sainthood in 1958. He achieved the first stage of being declared venerable in 1991 but then things ground to a halt. Despite his fame, and the reverence in which he was held by English-speaking Catholics, Newman's promoters were unable to find a credible case to present to the Vatican - until a deacon in Newman's long-time home of Birmingham, Jack Sullivan, came forward. According to Catholic doctrine, miracles happen when a prospective saint, who is in heaven, intercedes with God and asks for a special favour to be granted. Most miracles in sainthood causes are medically inexplicable cures. Pope Benedict was believed by some to be in favour of hastening Newman on the path to sainthood. "The cause is likely to be close to Benedict's heart because he has been a fan of Newman since his student days," said an author of a book on Newman and Benedict, Peter Jennings. Jennings cited a speech given by the then Cardinal Ratzinger in 1991. In the speech the cardinal recalled starting his seminarian studies in 1946 and discussing theology and philosophy with a close friend. "Newman was always present to us," he said. Newman, the son of a banker, was born in 1801 in London and was ordained as a Church of England priest in 1825. He rapidly became one of the country's leading intellectuals. In 1833, after a trip to Sicily in which he fell gravely ill, he returned to England and started the Oxford Movement, which aimed to breathe new life into the Church of England. His ideas caused controversy in the late 1830s and he retired from public life. In 1845 he converted to Roman Catholicism and lost many friends as a result. After his ordination in Rome, Newman founded the Birmingham Oratory, a Catholic community and school in Birmingham in the English Midlands, through which he helped the poor. He later moved to Dublin, where he founded University College. In 1879, he was made a cardinal by Pope Leo XIII, as a tribute to his work and devotion to his faith. Apart from the group of English Catholic martyrs, who were canonised in 1970, Cardinal Newman would be the first English saint from the time after the Reformation, the 16th century movement which resulted in the birth of Protestant churches. Two Englishmen, Sir Thomas More and Bishop John Fisher, were declared saints in 1935 but they both lived in the 16th century. Aside from his beatification prospects, Newman has claimed headlines after Birmingham religious authorities ordered his grave in a suburb of the city to be opened so he could be moved to the Oratory. The media reported controversy about Newman being "taken away" from his long-time friend, fellow convert Ambrose St.John, who was buried with him. But no remains were found in the decayed wooden coffin. The Catholic church reacted angrily to claims that Newman was gay.

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