The diocese was first established as the apostolic vicariate of Wales in 1840, and elevated to the parent Diocese of Newport and Menevia in 1850 by Pope Pius IX . In 1895, the diocese was renamed the Diocese of Newport. Finally in 1916, the diocese became the Archdiocese of Cardiff.
Tonight at the Rosary Procession, I served as MC for Archbishop Peter Smith as he led the prayers of the procession. Before the procession he asked why I was in Lourdes, and when I told him about my condition, he took my hands and promised to pray for me every day.
Please keep the Diocese of Cardiff in your prayers during their pilgrimage!