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John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman Biography

Religious Leader


ABOUT
Cardinal Deacon of San Giorgio in Velabro from 1879 to 1890 who was a prominent leader in the Oxford Movement, which sought to return the Church of England to many Catholic beliefs and practices.
BEFORE FAME
He was an avid reader of Hume, Paine, and Voltaire and subsequently had a religious awakening at fifteen.

FAMILY LIFE
He died in Saratoga, New York.
ASSOCIATED WITH
The official recognition of his beatification, or entrance into Heaven by the Catholic Church, was given by Pope Benedict on September 19, 2010.
TRIVIA
He wrote the popular hymns "Lead, Kindly Light" and "Praise to the Holiest in the Height" and helped found the Catholic University of Ireland.

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