Monday, March 23, 2015

King Richard III to be re-buried after 500 years

Archbishop of Westminster will celebrate Requiem Mass
King Richard III's coffin is on display at Leicester Cathedral in England.
A skeleton found under a car park in Leicester, England, in 2012 is about to receive a royal burial.

Archeologists at the University of Leicester confirmed the remains belong to King Richard III, who died in battle in 1485.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster will celebrate a Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul tonight.
"There is a prayer that Richard wrote himself, so he was clearly a man who had his own prayer book and who prayed," he told Vatican Radio.
Is it really King Richard III? At least one writer isn't convinced.

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