Cardinal John Henry Newman
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Cardinal Newman's beatification 'miracle'

19 September 2010 Last updated at 06:30 BST

The Pope is to perform the first beatification ceremony ever to take place in the UK, paving the way for the Victorian Cardinal John Henry Newman to become a saint.

Thousands are expected to attend the ceremony in Cofton Park in Birmingham, but some have questioned the validity of the miracle attributed to Cardinal Newman.

Robert Pigott reports.