ICN are carrying a lovely story about Nicholas Breakspear, the only English Pope, aka Adrian IV, who died 850 years ago. He is not a man I could claim to know a lot about, but I found this lovely little story refreshing and uplifting. Rather like the 'and finally' which Trevor MacDonald would read at the end of the old ITN 10pm news. Do you remember? If you'd like a little lift, go and read here.
Today, we are asked to keep in our prayers Fr Sebastian Ankat, and tomorrow, 24 June, we are asked to pray for Fr Patrick Armstrong. Both are priests for the archdiocese of Birmingham.