June 21, 2005

Vatican Information Service Bulletin - 06-21-05

The following is a copyrighted release of the Vatican Information Service.

- Benedict XVI to Travel to Cologne August 18 to 21

- Cardinal Sodano to Take Possession of His Titular Church

- Audiences

- Other Pontifical Acts

 

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BENEDICT XVI TO TRAVEL TO COLOGNE AUGUST 18 TO 21

 

VATICAN CITY, JUN 21, 2005 (VIS) - Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls announced today that "the Holy Father, Benedict XVI, will travel to Cologne, Germany from August 18 to 21 on the occasion of the 20th World Youth Day.

 

  "The Pope will depart Rome on Thursday, August 18 at 10 a.m. from Ciampino Airport, arriving Cologne after 2 hours of flight. The following day he will travel by car to Bonn where he will spend the day, returning to Cologne in the late afternoon. On Sunday, August 21, he will depart Cologne for Rome at 7:15 p.m., arriving at Ciampino two hours later."

 

 

 

CARDINAL SODANO TO TAKE POSSESSION OF HIS TITULAR CHURCH

 

VATICAN CITY, JUN 21, 2005 (VIS) - The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff communicated today that, on Sunday July 10 at 11 a.m., Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals and secretary of State, will take possession of the title of the suburbicarian church of Ostia, Santa Aurea in Ostia Antica.

 

 

 

AUDIENCES

 

VATICAN CITY, JUN 21, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father yesterday received in audience Cardinal Camillo Ruini, his vicar general for the diocese of Rome and president of the Italian Episcopal Conference, accompanied by Bishop Giuseppe Betori, secretary general of the episcopal conference.

 

 

 

OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

 

VATICAN CITY, JUN 21, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 

 - Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Reno, U.S.A., presented by Bishop Phillip Francis Straling, in accordance with Canon 401, para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law.

 

 - Appointed Bishop Walter Allison Hurley, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Detroit, U.S.A., as bishop of Grand Rapids (area 17,592, population 1,283,717, Catholics 162,670, priests 136, permanent deacons 29, religious 289), U.S.A.

 

 - Appointed Msgr. John Gerard Noonan, president-rector of the Saint John Vianney College Seminary, as auxiliary of the archdiocese of Miami (area 12,836, population 4,036,799, Catholics 856,783, priests 361, permanent deacons 142, religious 509), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born in Limerick, Ireland, in 1951 and ordained a priest in 1983.

 

 - Appointed Professor Giovanni Rocchi and Dr. Franco Berti, respectively, as director and vice director for health care and hygiene of the Governorate of Vatican City State.

 

 - Appointed Msgr. Giulio Viviani, official of pontifical ceremonies, as chaplain of the Gendarmerie of Vatican City State.

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