THE official record of the State Visit of Pope Benedict XVI during September was presented to Fr Gregory Winterton and Fr Paul Chavasse at the Oratory House in Birmingham during the afternoon of Monday October 11.
Peter Jennings, the editor of the book, who has worked on the Newman Cause since 1975, presented the book.
Fr Gregory Winterton, Provost and Actor of the Newman Cause from 1972 to 1992, and Fr Paul Chavasse, Provost and Actor of the Newman Cause from 1992 to 2009, both expressed their delight with the book.
Benedict XVI and Blessed John Henry Newman, The State Visit September 2010, The Official Record, was published by the Catholic Truth Society on Saturday October 9, the Feast of Blessed John Henry Newman, who set up the English congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri at Maryvale on the outskirts of Birmingham in February 1848, and who moved to the present Oratory House in Edgbaston during February 1852.
Pope Benedict visited the Oratory House on Sunday September 19, after he had beatified Cardinal Newman during a Mass at Cofton Park in Birmingham. The Holy Father was shown Cardinal Newman’s Room and private chapel dedicated to St Francis de Sales, patron saint of writers and journalists.