Page 5, 21st June 1963

21st June 1963
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Page 5, 21st June 1963 — 60,000 in Cardiff's 'great act of Faith'

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60,000 in Cardiff's 'great act of Faith'

From John O'Sullivan

OVER 60,000 people gathered in the grounds of Cardiff Castle on Sunday for the Corpus Christi celebrations—a great act of faith in the capital of non-conformist Wales.

The walls of the ancient castle, which once imprisoned the Welsh martyrs, Blessed John Lloyd and Blessed Phillip Evans, echoed with the words of Faith of our Fathers —and at least one non-Catholic band, the Markham Colliery Brass Band, played the rousing music for this hymn during the procession.

More than 10,000 schoolchildren walked through the streets of Cardiff into the beautiful grounds of the castle. where the procession of the Blessed Sacrament took place.

Benediction was given by Archbishop Murphy of Cardiff on a central altar sited very near the Blackfriars ruins. The climax came when the Archbishop led the vast crowd in three Glory Be to the Father—offered to the Holy Spirit for guidance for the Cardinals during the Conclave.

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