Catholics mark first anniversary of Pope’s visit with Blessed Sacrament procession
Several hundred Catholics joined a procession of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday from Westminster Cathedral to St George's Cathedral in Southwark to celebrate the first anniversary of the Pope's visit to London.
The Blessed Sacrament was carried by Bishop Alan Hopes whilst those joining the procession sang hymns and prayed the Rosary.
Participants included the dean of St George's Cathedral, Canon John O'Toole, and Fr John Diver.
The procession between London's two Roman Catholic cathedrals crossed the Thames at Lambeth Bridge.
The procession concluded with a service of Benediction at St George's Cathedral.
Saturday's procession also marked the first anniversary of the beatification of John Henry Newman.
In 1847, after ordination in Rome, Newman celebrated his first Mass in England at St George's.