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Blessed John Henry Newman
The Blessed John Henry Newman, one of the most significant figures of the 19th century and was declared a saint on 13 October 2019. The first person English person who has lived since the 17th century to be recognised as a saint by the Catholic Church.
The canonisation of Newman is remarkable given his journey from Anglican priest to cardinal of the Roman Church, while his hymns, poetry and theology have made a global contribution to the canon of Christian literature and spirituality.Our regional correspondent Rachel Matthews went to meet Archbishop Bernard Longley, who was in Rome for the canonisation to find out why it was such an important day.