September 13, 2005

Vatican Information Service Bulletin

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

- Commit to Peace and Dialogue

- Other Pontifical Acts

 

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COMMIT TO PEACE AND DIALOGUE

 

VATICAN CITY, SEP 13, 2005 (VIS) - Cardinal Secretary of State Angelo Sodano sent a message, in the name of Benedict XVI, to participants in the 19th "International Meeting on Men and Religions" promoted by the Sant'Egidio Community. The theme of this year's gathering is: "The courage to forge a spiritual humanism of peace."

 

  In the message - addressed to Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, France, where the meeting is being held from September 11 to 13 - Cardinal Sodano writes that the Pope "eagerly unites himself through prayer with all the people gathered to reflect and pray for peace and for friendship among peoples."

 

  The Holy Father, the message continues, "asks the men and women of our time, especially the young, to have the courage to commit themselves ever more actively in favor of peace and dialogue, which alone can enable the future of the planet to be planned with hope. Violence, whatever form it takes, cannot be the way to resolve conflicts; it places a heavy mortgage on the future and respects neither individuals nor peoples."

 

  At the end of the text the Pope expresses the hope "that the men and women of today may implore the gift of peace from God, trusting in Christ's promise: 'peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you.' Thus, may they be able to accept all the requirements of peace, and become founders of peace."

 

 

 

OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

 

VATICAN CITY, SEP 13, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Fr. Philip Tartaglia of the clergy of the archdiocese of Glasgow, Scotland, rector of the Pontifical Scots College in Rome, as bishop of Paisley (area 580, population 342,000, Catholics 79,400, priests 74, religious 49), Scotland. The bishop-elect was born in Glasgow in 1951 and ordained a priest in 1975.

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