UK Keeps Light Burning After Papal Visit

Bishop Says Pope Strengthened Catholic Identity

LONDON, DEC. 13, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Across England and Wales, candles and pictures have been distributed to symbolize the legacy of Benedict XVI’s September visit, which lit a light that is still burning strong.

Last Wednesday, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, representatives from various parishes gathered in Northampton Cathedral for a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Pope’s visit.

At the Mass they were each given a candle and a picture that were blessed by the Pontiff during his visit.

In his homily, Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton affirmed, “Like Mary we have been chosen and called to be holy and spotless, and to live through love in the presence of Jesus.”

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