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Card. Newman

Cardinal Newman

John Henry Cardinal Newman C.O. (1801 – 1890) in a winter cappa magna and a cassock made of watered silk. A convert from Anglicanism, he was ordained a priest in 1847. In 1879 Pope Leo XIII appointed him a cardinal deacon and assigned him the titular church of St. George in Velabro. Beatified by Benedict XVI in 2010, canonized by Francis nine years later.