Beatification of John Henry Newman, c.o. Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman Pray for Us. Pilgrims were greeted by signs welcoming the Holy Father to Birmingham. Brooklyn Provost Fr. Dennis Corrado and pilgrims arriving at 4:00 am to the site of the Beatification Mass. Fr. Michael in the vesting tent prior to the Liturgy. Provosts waiting for the procession to begin through intermittent rain. His Holiness arrives in the Pope Mobile. Pope Benedict XVI in Cofton Park Beatification Mass Br. James Simon, c.o. (second from left) Fr. Michael (lower center) and Provost Fr. Dennis Corrado, c.o. with some of the Brooklyn pilgrims following the Mass. In our post Mass picnic, Fr. Michael swamps hats with a new friend from the South of England. The Birmingham Oratory festooned for the Beatification.