April 9, 2008

Vatican Information Service Bulletin

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

SUMMARY:


AUDIENCES

VATICAN CITY, 10 APR 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in separate audiences:

  - Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.

  - Cardinal Franc Rode C.M., prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

  - Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini, president emeritus of Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care.

  - Bishop Clemens Pickel of San Clement at Saratov, Russia.

  - Bishop Vitus Huonder of Chur, Switzerland.

 

OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

VATICAN CITY, 10 APR 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed

  - Bishop Richard Edmund Pates, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, U.S.A., as bishop of Des Monies (area 32,223, population 749,000, Catholics 97,356, priests 93, permanent deacons 76, religious 87), U.S.A.

  - Fr. Anthony Basil Taylor of the clergy of the archdiocese of Oklahoma City, U.S.A., pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Oklahoma City, as bishop of Little Rock (area 137,600, population 2,779,154, Catholics 112,755, priests 148, permanent deacons 59, religious 325), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born in Fort Worth, U.S.A. in 1954 and ordained a priest in 1980.

  - Msgr. James Douglas Conley of the clergy of the diocese of Wichita, U.S.A., pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Wichita, as auxiliary of the archdiocese of Denver (area 101,279, population 3,071,432, Catholics 407,500, priests 317, permanent deacons 172, religious 420), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born in Kansas City, U.S.A. in 1955 and ordained a priest in 1985.

  - Fr. Oscar Cantu of the clergy of the archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, U.S.A., pastor of Holy Name Parish in Houston, as auxiliary of San Antonio (area 60,036, population 2,094,485, Catholics 680,515, priests 356, permanent deacons 319, religious 1,050), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born in Houston in 1966 and ordained a priest in 1994.

  - Fr. William J. Justice of the clergy of the archdiocese of San Francisco, U.S.A., episcopal vicar for the clergy and pastor of the Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco, as auxiliary of San Francisco (area 6,023, population 1,698,282, Catholics 419,476, priests 428, permanent deacons 95, religious 1,072), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born in 1942 and ordained a priest in 1968.

  - Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, as a member of the presidential committee of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

  - As members of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity: Bishops Gualtiero Bassetti of Arezzo-Cortona-Sansepolcro, Italy; Florentin Crihalmeanu of Cluj-Gherla, Claudiopoli-Armenopoli of the Romanians, Romania; Carlos Humberto Malfa of Chascomus, Argentina; and Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, auxiliary of Kwnagju, Korea.

  - As consultors of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity: Fr. George Augustin S.A.C., professor of dogmatic and fundamental theology at the "Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule der Pallottiner", Germany; Msgr. Piero Coda of the diocese of Frascati, Italy, secretary of the Pontifical Theological Academy and member of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches; Msgr. Marco Gnavi, director of the vicariate of Rome's office for ecumenism, inter-religious dialogue and new cults; Fr. Thomas Pott O.S.B. of the Holy Cross Monastery in Chevetogne, Belgium, and member of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches; Dietmar W. Winkler, professor of biblical studies and history of the Church at the University of Salzburg, Austria, and member of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches; and Antonia Willemsen, former secretary general of Aid to the Church in Need, Germany, and member of the administrative council of the Catholic Committee for Cultural Collaboration of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

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