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Pope to declare British cardinal a saint


The Victorian theologian and poet Cardinal John Henry Newman will be declared a saint by Pope Francis on October 13, the first English person living after the 17th century to be canonised. A leading Oxford intellectu­al and Anglican priest, Newman incurred the hostility of the Protestant establishm­ent by converting to Roman Catholicis­m in 1845. He battled widespread anti-Catholic prejudice until his death in 1890.

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