I learnt yesterday, from someone who was there, that when the Holy Father visited the Birmingham Oratory last week to view Newman's room, he was introduced not only to the community (or such of it as is there, to save you pointing this out in the comments box) but to the Oratory cat too. And as a gift, he was given a rosary that had belonged to Blessed John Henry Newman. With this he was genuinely touched and delighted, and said that it was quite the best gift of the visit. On departure, he carefully checked that Mgr Georg had not left it behind.
Thanks to Br Richard for the info about the pictures
If you scroll through the 500 photos here you can see pictures of both incidents.
The audience with Pushkin is at nos 286-311 (pp 15-16) and the Holy Father receiving Newman’s rosary is nos 362-383 (pp 19-20).
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