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Stray cat makes its home at Southwark Cathedral

In the Christmas season a stray cat 'adopted' Southwark Cathedral as its new home.

Doorkins Magnificat
Doorkins Magnificat

A cathedral staff meeting has agreed the cat should be named Doorkins Magnificat because it is waiting outside the 'daw' [sic] every morning for the early vergers to unlock.

"This is yet another illustration of the way Cathedral congregations are steadily increasing," says head verger Paul Timms.

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