June 23, 2009

Vatican Information Service Bulletin

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

SUMMARY:


CLOSURE OF PAULINE YEAR, SOLEMNITY OF STS. PETER AND PAUL

 VATICAN CITY, 23 JUN 2009 (VIS) - The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has announced that at 6 p.m. on Sunday 28 June, in the Roman basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls, the Holy Father will preside at First Vespers of the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, to mark the end of the Pauline Year.

   In the Vatican Basilica at 9.30 a.m. on the day of the Solemnity, Monday 29 June, Benedict XVI will preside at the concelebration of the Eucharist with new metropolitan archbishops upon whom he will impose the pallium during the course of the ceremony.

 

CONCLUSION OF RESTORATION WORK ON PAULINE CHAPEL

 VATICAN CITY, 23 JUN 2009 (VIS) - In the Sala Regia of the Vatican Apostolic Palace at 11.30 a.m. on Tuesday 30 June, a press conference will be held to illustrate recent restoration work on the palace's Pauline Chapel. The Holy Father is due to preside at the inauguration of the chapel on 4 July.

   Participating in the press conference will be Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, president of the Governorate of Vatican City State; Antonio Paolucci, director of the Vatican Museums; Pier Carlo Cuscianna, director of Technical Services of the Governorate of Vatican City State, and Arnold Nesselrath, delegate of the director of the Vatican Museums for scientific departments and laboratories.

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