June 5, 2008

Vatican Information Service Bulletin

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

SUMMARY:


POPE TO INAUGURATE THE ECCLESIAL CONGRESS OF HIS DIOCESE

 VATICAN CITY, 5 JUN 2008 (VIS) - In the basilica of St. John Lateran, cathedral of Rome, at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 9 June, Benedict XVI will inaugurate the ecclesial congress of the diocese of Rome, which due to run from 9 to 12 June on the theme: "Jesus has risen. Educating for hope in prayer, in action and in suffering".

   According to a communique issued by the Vicariate of Rome, pastors, priests, religious and above all lay people and youth from diocesan parishes, associations and movements are all invited to attend. The three days of reflection are also scheduled to involve the preparation of the pastoral programme for the coming year.

 

OFFICIAL VISIT OF CARDINAL BERTONE TO BELARUS

 VATICAN CITY, 5 JUN 2008 (VIS) - The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today:

   "From 18 to 22 June, Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B., will make an official visit to the Republic of Belarus.

   "During his stay, Cardinal Bertone will encounter members of the government, preside at liturgical celebrations and other moments of prayer in the archdiocese of Minsk-Mohilev and in the dioceses of Pinsk and Grodno, and meet with members of the Belarusian Catholic Episcopal Conference.

 

AUDIENCES

VATICAN CITY, 5 JUN 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in separate audiences:

  - Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

  - Six prelates from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, on their "ad limina" visit:

     - Archbishop John Ha Tiong Hock of Kuching, Malaysia, accompanied by Archbishop emeritus Peter Chung Hoan Ting.

     - Bishop Cornelius Piong of Keningau, Malaysia.

     - Bishop John Lee Hiong Fun-Yit Yaw of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

     - Bishop Anthony Lee Kok Hin of Miri, Malaysia.

     - Bishop Dominic Su Haw Chiu of Sibu, Malaysia.

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