Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding.

I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop...
It was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.


Thursday, 18 February 2016

The Pope and the Patriarch


New Catholic at RORATE CÆLI, not known for his enthusiasm for the present Pontificate, has a post today about the meeting last week between the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow which gives a good historical background to the relationships between the See of Rome and the Orthodox Patriarchates.

The article can be read at "The 'historical' meeting between Francis and Kirill"



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