October 22, 2009

Vatican Information Service Bulletin

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

SUMMARY:


AUDIENCES

VATICAN CITY, 22 OCT 2009 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in separate audiences:

  - Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

  - Archbishop Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, accompanied by Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta Ochoa de Chinchetru, secretary of the same council.

  - Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care.

  - Archbishop Vincenzo Pelvi, military ordinary for Italy.

 

OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

 VATICAN CITY, 22 OCT 2009 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

  - Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Budjala, Democratic Republic of Congo, presented by Bishop Joseph Bolangi Egwanga Ediba Tasame, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law. He is succeeded by Coadjutor Bishop Philibert Tembo Nlandu.

  - Appointed Msgr. Jean Laffitte, vice president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, as secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family, at the same time elevating him to the dignity of bishop. The bishop-elect was born in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France in 1952 and ordained a priest in 1989.

  - Appointed Fr. Mario Toso S.D.B., consultor of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, as secretary of the same council, at the same time elevating him to the dignity of bishop. The bishop-elect was born in Mogliano Veneto, Italy in 1950 and ordained a priest in 1978.

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