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Victorian priest and poet Cardinal Newman will be canonised in historic ceremony at the Vatican

The Gazette Staff
Cardinal John Henry Newman (pictured) will be canonised in Rome tomorrow

Cardinal John Henry Newman (pictured) will be canonised in Rome tomorrow

Cardinal John Henry Newman (pictured) will be canonised in Rome tomorrow

A Victorian priest and poet is set to become Britain’s first saint since the 17th century.

Cardinal John Henry Newman will be canonised in Rome tomorrow – with the Prince of Wales watching on.

Prince Charles, 70, will watch the ceremony in the Vatican and will meet Melissa Villalobos, 42, a lawyer from Chicago who claims she experienced a miracle after praying to Cardinal Newman.

While pregnant in 2013, her life was threatened when her placenta tore. As she lay on the floor, she prayed to Cardinal Newman to stop the bleeding.

She told The Times: ‘I said, ‘Please Cardinal Newman make the bleeding stop’. It stopped immediately.

‘I said, ‘Cardinal Newman, did you make the bleeding stop?’. There was a burst of roses that filled the air… I knew I was cured.’

It was the second miracle needed for his canonisation. 

A service for Cardinal Newman, who died at 89 in 1890, will be held at Westminster Cathedral next week. 

The last Briton to become a saint was Scottish priest John Ogilvie, who was hanged and drawn in 1679 at 36. He was canonised in 1976.

Tapestries hanging from the facade of St Peter's Basilica show from left; Dulce Lopes Pontes, Giuseppina Vannini, John Henry Newman, Maria Teresa Chiramel Mankidiyan, and Margarita Bays, at the Vatican yesterday

Tapestries hanging from the facade of St Peter's Basilica show from left; Dulce Lopes Pontes, Giuseppina Vannini, John Henry Newman, Maria Teresa Chiramel Mankidiyan, and Margarita Bays, at the Vatican yesterday

Tapestries hanging from the facade of St Peter’s Basilica show from left; Dulce Lopes Pontes, Giuseppina Vannini, John Henry Newman, Maria Teresa Chiramel Mankidiyan, and Margarita Bays, at the Vatican yesterday

Source : Mail Online

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