May 19, 2009

Vatican Information Service Bulletin

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

SUMMARY:


HOLY FATHER RECEIVES PRESIDENT OF POLAND

 VATICAN CITY, 19 MAY 2009 (VIS) - The Holy See Press Office released the following communique yesterday evening:

   "This afternoon the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in audience Lech Kaczynski, president of the Republic of Poland, who subsequently went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B., and Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States.

   "During the cordial discussions, the president was pleased to express his thanks to the Holy Father for the attention he has always dedicated to Poland. Certain bilateral and regional questions were also considered, noting the affinity of the positions of the Holy See and Poland in various international fields".

 

POSTAGE STAMP TO MARK WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY

 VATICAN CITY, 19 MAY 2009 (VIS) - Tomorrow, 20 May, the Vatican Publishing House will issue a postage stamp (of the value of 60 euro cents), and the corresponding postmark, to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day. The postage stamp shows a sketch by Maria Carmela Perrini depicting the "Codex Vaticanus".

   As part of the same initiative, the first edition of a bimonthly magazine entitled "Editoria Vaticana", also published by the Vatican Publishing House, will likewise be presented tomorrow, as will the results of a survey into the books most read by priests, in collaboration with the "Rogate" magazine for priestly vocations.

 

IN MEMORIAM

VATICAN CITY, 19 MAY 2009 (VIS) - The following prelates died in recent weeks:

  - Bishop George M. Anathil S.V.D., emeritus of Indore, India, on 3 May at the age of 76.

  - Bishop Carlos Jose Boaventura Kloppenburg O.F.M., emeritus of Novo Hamburgo, Brazil, on 8 May at the age of 89.

  - Bishop David Picao, emeritus of Santos, Brazil, on 30 April at the age of 85.

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