Posts Tagged ‘Leicester Cathedral’

Catholic Richard III reburied in Anglican cathedral Comments 0

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

One of England’s last Catholic kings has been re-interred in an Anglican cathedral 530 years after his death. The mortal remains of King Richard III were re-interred in Leicester Cathedral on March 26, following five days of commemorations. In 2012, the king’s skeleton was discovered under a parking lot near the cathedral. He had been Read more

Cardinal Nichols to have role in Richard III’s burial ceremony Comments 0

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The Catholic Archbishop of Westminster will join the Archbishop of Canterbury and representatives of other faiths to bury King Richard III next year. Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster said it is fitting that King Richard’s “remains should be reinterred with dignity and accompanied by the prayers of the Church in Leicester Cathedral, the mediaeval parish Read more

English cathedral will be King Richard III’s final resting place Comments 3

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Catholic King Richard III is to have an effective state funeral and will be reinterred in a Church of England cathedral more than 500 years after his death. The only English monarch without a marked grave, his remains were found beneath a council car park in Leicester two years. The remains of the Catholic king Read more

Richard III deserves a Catholic burial Comments 0

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Not so fast, Leicester Cathedral — Richard III was a Catholic, and his last resting place should be in a Catholic church. So argues Elena Curti, deputy editor of the London Tablet, following the news that archaeologists have confirmed the discovery of the king’s missing remains under a car par in Leicester. “The ‘appropriate’ rites Read more