Watch: Cardinal Newman declared saint by Pope Francis

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Pope Francis declared Cardinal John Henry Newman a saint during mass in St Peter’s Square, Vatican. The first English person to be made a saint in almost 50 years.

Four women were also canonised during the same mass; Mother Mariam Thresia from India, Marguerite Bays from Switzerland, Italian Mother Giuseppina Vannini, and Brazilian-born Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes.

The Prince of Wales joined the mass, along with several British MPs.

Born in London in 1801, Cardinal Newman attended Trinity College, Oxford. He became an Anglican priest however he converted to Catholicism in 1845.

The cardinal was beatified by Pope Benedict XV during an open-air mass in Birmingham in 2010.