The first stage in the creation of the next English saint has been moved at the request on the Vatican.
It had been planned to hold an open air Mass to celebrate the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman at Coventry Airport in the West Midlands.
But in a move designed to appease those opposed to the Holy Father's visit, the venue has been switched to Birmingham's Cofton Park.
"We've taken this decision because we're fully aware of how the city of Coventry feels about the Germans." Monsignor David Reilly explained.
"The visit to beatify Cardinal Newman was always going to be controversial because of our stance on homosexuality, child abuse and contraception. Add to this Pope Benedict XVI's notorious past, we felt it was perhaps best to avoid the chance of his Holiness bombing in Coventry."