The Second Vatican Council in Rome in its decree on communications (Inter Mirifica) said that "the Church believes that its task involves employing the means of social communication to announce the good news of salvation.” This blog is part of that process by the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton to communicate that same good news about Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Pope's Meeting with Pushkin the Cat in the Birmingham Oratory
During his visit and subsequent to the Beatification Mass for Cardinal Newman the Holy Father paid a private visit to the Birmingham Oratory which was founded by Cardinal Newman and was his home for many years. He was the first pilgrim to pray at the shrine of Blessed John Henry and went to the Cardinal's room.
Pope Benedict is well known as a lover of cats. The Catholic Truth Society have produced a lovely little children's book called 'Benedict and Chico'. It is a biography of a Pope with a difference. Benedict’s cat Chico tells the story of the Holy Father and the adventures that led him from a small town in Germany to the city of Rome. With an introduction by Pope Benedict’s personal secretary, Mgr. Georg Gänswein. The book is available from the Arundel & Brighton Diocesan Bookshop