July 23, 2008

Vatican Information Service Bulletin

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

SUMMARY:


POPE DUE TO RECEIVE IRAQI PRIME MINISTER ON FRIDAY

VATICAN CITY, 23 JUL 2008 (VIS) - In the Apostolic Palace of Castelgandolfo on Friday 25 July, Benedict XVI is scheduled to receive in audience Nouri Al-Maliki, prime minister of Iraq.

  The Iraqi prime minister, who is visiting a number of other European countries, will also meet Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. The largest Christian community in Iraq is that of the Chaldeans, Catholics of oriental rite and one of the oldest Christian Churches in the world.

 

OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

VATICAN CITY, 23 JUL 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Fr. Antonio Emidio Vilar S.D.B., pastor and director of the Salesian community of Bom Retiro, Brazil, as bishop of Sao Luiz de Caceres (area 100,000, population 416,000, Catholics 326,000, priests 41, religious 96), Brazil. The bishop-elect was born in Guardinha, Brazil in 1957 and ordained a priest in 1986. He succeeds Bishop Jose Vieira de Lima T.O.R., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

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