Mgr. Griffin announced m a sermon preached at St. Joseph's, Highgate, last Sunday that the Bishops of England and Wales have sent an earnest appeal to the Pope that the beatification of the Ven. Dominic Barberi should take place in this, the .centenary year of his receiving Cardinal Newman into the Church.
The Archbishop also stated that the Bishops of Canada had also signed an appeal for the same intention.
Speaking of the work of Fr. Dominic, Mgr. Griffin said: " It is amazing that an Italian priest should have had such a tremendous desire to convert the people of this country. For England he prayed, for England he lived a mortified life, for England he laboured and for England he died. It was no easy task for a complete stranger to come to these shores in the middle of last century to bring the gospel tidings to our people but Dominic succeeded where others had failed