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It is understood that, across the UK, hundreds of tickets have had to be reallocated by the Church following a failure of several dioceses to meet their targets for sales. The Catholic Church in Scotland said 5% of parishes had still to put in applications for places and were still hopeful more would be taken up – but were unable to provide numbers. A factor may be the cost. The £20 donation for the Bellahouston appearance is four times the cut-price £5 charge for the Hyde Park visit.
Such is the desperation not to have thin crowds that the Diocese of Westminster sent out a letter from Archbishop Vincent Nichols marked “URGENT!” to the headmasters of all Catholic schools in London asking them to corral their pupils into attendance. It pleaded with all heads to organise a school party to attend the Saturday event. It lasts from 12 noon until 9 pm
The film examines the Pope's plans for the beatification of Cardinal Newman, a 19th-century theologian and writer who lived for nearly 30 years with a fellow priest, and the controversial readmission to the church of Holocaust denier Bishop Richard Williamson.
(which as handling goes, probably is more pleasant than what they have to do otherwise)
I don't believe GOD would tell me to kill you! I do believe He would tell me to pray for you.