July 5, 2005

Vatican Information Service Bulletin - 07-05-05

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

- Presentation Instrumentum Laboris for Eucharistic Synod

- Other Pontifical Acts






VATICAN CITY, JUL 5, 2005 (VIS) - In the Holy See Press Office at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, the presentation will take place of the "Instrumentum laboris" for the Eleventh Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, due to be held in the Vatican from October 2 to 23, 2005 on the theme: "The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church." Participating in the presentation will be Archbishop Nikola Eterovic and Msgr. Fortunato Frezza, respectively secretary general and under-secretary of the Synod of Bishops.






VATICAN CITY, JUL 5, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father erected the diocese of Sindhudurg (area 21,099, population 5,365,706, Catholics 29,794, priests 31, religious 98), India, with territory taken from the diocese of Poona, making it a suffragan of metropolitan church of Bombay. He appointed Fr. Anthony Alwyn Fernandes Barreto of the clergy of Poona, pastor of the parish of the Immaculate Conception in Vengurla, as bishop of the new diocese. The bishop-elect was born in Goa-Damao, India in 1952 and ordained a priest in 1979.

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