Newman beatification: May 2, 2010

In Birmingham.  (Leaked today to Catholic News Service.)

Interesting that the date was set so far in advance.  Perhaps because of the noteriety of Newman, it will involve much more preparation?

No mention of principal celebrant, maybe because the See of Birmingham is currently vacant, following the move of Vincent Nichols to Westminster.  If they continue with B16’s precedent, it would surely be whoever takes that post, or Archbishop Amato, who is head of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

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