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 was also delighted to meet Pushkin the cat, to whom he spoke in "cattish German"! Follow the link to see the news report on the Pope's meeting: 

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

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