June 24, 2008

Vatican Information Service Bulletin

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

SUMMARY:


CEREMONY FOR SOLEMNITY OF STS. PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES

 VATICAN CITY, 24 JUN 2008 (VIS) - The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff today announced that the Holy Father Benedict XVI will celebrate the Eucharist in the Vatican Basilica at 9.30 a.m. on 29 June, Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I is also due to participate in the ceremony.

   The Ecumenical Patriarch and the Holy Father will pronounce the homily; together they will recite the profession of faith and impart the blessing. The Pope will concelebrate Mass with the new metropolitan archbishops, upon whom he will impose the pallium during the course of the ceremony.

 

AUDIENCES

 VATICAN CITY, 24 JUN 2008 (VIS) - This evening the Holy Father is scheduled to receive in separate audiences five prelates from the Episcopal Conference of Honduras, on their "ad limina" visit:

     - Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga S.D.B., archbishop of Tegucigalpa, accompanied by Auxiliary Bishops Juan Jose Pineda Fasquelle C.M.F. and Darwin Rudy Andino Ramirez C.R.S.

     - Bishop Guido Plante P.M.E. of Choluteca.

     - Bishop Roberto Camilleri Azzopardi O.F.M. of Comayagua.

 

OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

 VATICAN CITY, 24 JUN 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

  - Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Pamiers, France, presented by Bishop Marcel Perrier, upon having reached the age limit.

  - Appointed Msgr. Santiago Olivera, vicar general of the diocese of Moron, Argentina, as bishop of Cruz del Eje (area 22,187, population 159,500, Catholics 148,400, priests 32, permanent deacons 1, religious 68), Argentina. The bishop-elect was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1959 and ordained a priest in 1984. He succeeds Bishop Omar Felix Colome, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

  - Appointed Bishop Mario Aurelio Poli, auxiliary of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as bishop of Santa Rosa (area 143,440, population 325,626, Catholics 260,205, priests 41, religious 78), Argentina. He succeeds Bishop Rinaldo Fidel Bredice, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

  - Appointed Cardinal William Joseph Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Bombay, India, and Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, archbishop of Sao Paulo, Brazil, as presidents delegate of the Twelfth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, due to be held in the Vatican from 5 to 26 October on the theme: "The Word of God in the Life and the Mission of the Church".

 

IN MEMORIAM

 VATICAN CITY, 24 JUN 2008 (VIS) - The following prelates died in recent weeks:

  - Bishop Charles Albert Buswell, emeritus of Pueblo, U.S.A., on 14 June at the age of 94.

  - Bishop John Choi Jae-son, former bishop of Pusan, Korea, on 3 June at the age of 96.

  - Bishop Maurizio Galli, emeritus of Fidenza, Italy, on 1 June at the age of 71.

  - Bishop Victor Kindo of Jashpur, India, on 12 June at the age of 61.

  - Archbishop Elmar Maria Kredel, emeritus of Bamberg, Germany, on 10 June at the age of 86.

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