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Kings carry the bodies or relics of saints on their shoulders, and kiss bits of their bones, and enrich and adorn their oratories and favourite altars with them.
Domenico Pinelli, Archbishop of Fermo, invited Oratorians to his jurisdiction in 1579; the establishment and ratification of oratories followed.
Birmingham is the most senior of England's three Oratories and will start off the celebrations for its anniversary on February 2.