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"A papal blessing more than a century old has been found in an attic in Yorkshire.

The handwritten blessing was sent by St Pius X in 1908 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Young Men’s Society in Wakefield.

It was written four days after the pope had received a request for a blessing from Fr Timothy Courtney, a Jesuit priest who was director of the society at the time.

Norman Hazell, who found the note in his attic, said it had probably been there for 40 or 50 years.

Mr Hazell, who has been president of the Catholic Young Men’s Society for more than 50 years, said the blessing likely came into his possession some time after a dinner marking the centenary of the society.

The blessing has now been handed to St Austin’s church in Wakefield. It was presented to Mgr David Smith, parish priest of the church, at a Mass last month."

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http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/201...yorkshire/
Wow. That's cool. I can only imagine finding something like that.
(06-04-2017, 03:09 AM)In His Love Wrote: [ -> ]Mr Hazell, who has been president of the Catholic Young Men’s Society for more than 50 years...

I would think he would have aged out long ago...
How awesome. I wish I could see a picture of the note!