ITALY (Vatican City State) Canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman
October 13, 2019
Blessed John Henry Newman was one of the most prominent converts to Catholicism from Anglicanism of the 19th century. An Anglican theologian who founded the Oxford Movement to return the Church of England to its Catholic roots, he himself ended up converting to the Catholic faith. He was renowned as a brilliant thinker and was made a cardinal by Pope Leo XIII.
In February, the Pope signed a decree recognising a second miracle attributed to Blessed John Henry Newman, the inexplicable healing of a woman with a “life-threatening pregnancy” and paving the way for him to become Saint John Henry Newman.
Details of the canonzation have yet to be announced.