A prayer by Blessed John Henry Newman

As John Broadhurst, Keith Newton and Andrew Burnham are ordained as Catholic deacons we use this prayer from Newman:

O Lord Jesus Christ…teach all men that the see of Saint Peter, the Holy Church of Rome, is the foundation, centre and instrument of unity. Open their hearts to the long-forgotten truth that our Holy Father, the pope, is your vicar and¬†representative, and that in obeying him in matters of religion, they are obeying you…

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