New Catholic saint 'enriched British life', says Prince at Rome ceremony; Thousands gather to witness Pope Francis canonise the convert John Henry Newman
The Pope declared John Henry Newman a saint yesterday, the first Briton to be canonised since 1976. An audience of tens of thousands, including the Prince of Wales, applauded as Newman's name was read out and the choir sang Alleluia.
Afterwards, the Prince attended a reception at the Pontifical Urban University, on a hill above St Peter's Square, where he met the brothers of the Birmingham Oratory, which was founded by Newman.
He also met Anglican and Catholic clergy from across the ...