November 16, 2006

Vatican Information Service Bulletin

The following, in it's entirety, is a copyrighted transcript of the Vatican Information Service.

SUMMARY:


MEETING OF HEADS OF DICASTERIES OF THE ROMAN CURIA

 VATICAN CITY, NOV 16, 2006 (VIS) - As announced earlier, this morning in the Vatican, the Holy Father met with heads of dicasteries of the Roman Curia in order to examine the situation that has arisen following the disobedience of Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo. The order of the day also included an examination of requests for dispensation from the obligation of celibacy, and requests for readmission to the priestly ministry presented by married priests over the course of recent years.

 

PASTORAL ASPECTS OF TREATING INFECTIOUS DISEASE

 VATICAN CITY, NOV 16, 2006 (VIS) - In the Holy See Press Office at 11.30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, the presentation will take place of an international conference on the theme: "Pastoral aspects of the treatment of infectious diseases," promoted by the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care. The conference is due to be held from November 23 to 25 in the Vatican's New Synod Hall.

   Participating in Tuesday's press conference will be Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, Bishop Jose L. Redrado O.H., and Fr. Felice Ruffini M.I., respectively president, secretary and under secretary of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care; Rosa Merola, psychotherapist and consultant to the Italian ministry of justice; and Nicola Petrosillo, director of the 2nd division of the Rome-based "L. Spallanzani" National Institute for Infectious Diseases.

 

AUDIENCES

 VATICAN CITY, NOV 16, 2006 (VIS) - This afternoon, the Holy Father is scheduled to receive in audience Cardinal Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

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