I heard it on the BBC "Midlands Today" programme. So the Holy Father will be beatifying Cardinal Newman in Birmingham at Cofton Park which is pretty close to both the M5 and M42 motorways. Despite a lower capacity than Coventry Airport its proximity to the places associated with Cardinal Newman makes it seem more appropriate. On the other hand it is a great pity that some event at which the faithful could be present in mega numbers hasn't been organised.
Congratulations to Mrs Jackie Parkes for getting her email read out on Midlands Today!
What is Lent? From geeky trivia to profound, life-changing significance. A homily for the First Sunday of Lent by Fr Stephen Wang - What is Lent? From geeky trivia to profound, life-changing significance
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