June 8, 2010

Vatican Information Service Bulletin

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

SUMMARY:


PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR CLOSURE OF YEAR FOR PRIESTS

VATICAN CITY, 8 JUN 2010 (VIS) - A world meeting of clergy will take place in Rome from 9 to 11 June to mark the end of the Year for Priests, called by Benedict XVI to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Mary Vianney, the holy "Cure of Ars".

  All the priests of the world have been invited to the meeting, which is being promoted by the Congregation for the Clergy and has as its theme: "Faithfulness of Christ, faithfulness of Priests".

  The theme of the first day, 9 June, will be "Conversion and Mission". Cardinal Joachim Meisner, archbishop of Cologne, Germany, will preside at a meditation in the basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls, which will also be relayed to the basilica of St. John Lateran. This will be followed by a period of Eucharistic adoration during which the Sacrament of Confession will be administered. Later, Cardinal Claudio Hummes O.F.M. and Archbishop Mauro Piacenza, prefect and secretary of the Congregation for the Clergy, will preside at Eucharistic celebrations in, respectively, St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls and St. John Lateran.

  The theme of the second day of the meeting, Thursday 10 June, will be: "The Cenacle: invocation to the Holy Spirit with Mary, in fraternal communion". Cardinal Marc Ouellet P.S.S., archbishop of Quebec, Canada, will preach a meditation in the basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls, which will likewise be relayed to the basilica of St. John Lateran. This will again be followed by a period of Eucharistic adoration during which the Sacrament of Confession will be available. Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. and Archbishop Robert Sarah, secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples will then preside at Eucharistic celebrations in, respectively, St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls and St. John Lateran.

  On Thursday evening a vigil will be held in St. Peter's Square. In the course of the event a number of priests will bear witness; there will also be television linkups with Ars, the Cenacle in Jerusalem, and poor neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires and Hollywood, a dialogue between the Pope and the priests, and adoration of the Eucharist.

  At 10 a.m. on Friday 11 June, Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Year for Priests will officially come to an end with a Eucharistic concelebration presided by the Pope in St. Peter's Square. During the Mass the clergy will renew their vows and the Pope will proclaim the holy "Cure of Ars" as patron saint of all priests.

 

NINE BEATIFICATIONS APPROVED BY THE POPE

VATICAN CITY, 8 JUN 2010 (VIS) - The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has announced that the following rites of beatification, approved by the Holy Father, will be held over coming months:

 - Manuel Lozano Garrido, Spanish layman, on Saturday 12 June in Linares, Spain.

 - Lojze Grozde, Slovenian layman and martyr, on 13 June, 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time, in Celje Slovenia.

 - Stephen Nehme (ne Joseph), Lebanese professed religious of the Order of Maronites, on 27 June, 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, in Kfifan, Lebanon.

 - Leopoldo Sanchez Marquez de Alpandeire (ne Francesco), Spanish professed layman of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins, on 12 September, 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, in Granada, Spain.

 - Mary of the Immaculate Conception (nee Maria Isabella Salvat y Romero), Spanish superior general of the Institute of Sisters of the Company of the Cross, on Saturday 18 September in Seville, Spain.

 - Chiara Badano, Italian lay woman, on Saturday 25 September at the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love, Rome.

 - Anna Maria Adorni, Italian foundress of the Congregation of Handmaidens of Blessed Mary Immaculate and of the Institute of the Good Shepherd of Parma, on 3 October, 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, in Parma, Italy.

 - Szilard Bogdanffy, Romanian bishop and martyr, on Saturday 30 October, in Oradea Mare, Romania.

 - Barbara of the Blessed Trinity (nee Barbara Maix), Austrian foundress of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, on Tuesday 9 November, Feast of the dedication of the Lateran Basilica, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

 

OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

VATICAN CITY, 8 JUN 2010 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Appointed Fr. William Fey O.F.M. Cap., delegate superior of the Capuchin Fathers in Papua New Guinea, as bishop of Kimbe (area 25,300, population 205,000, Catholics 130,000, priests 19, religious 14), Papua New Guinea. The bishop-elect was born in Pittsburgh, U.S.A. in 1942 and ordained a priest in 1968.

 - Accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the archdiocese of Philadelphia, U.S.A. presented by Bishop Robert P. Maginnis, in accordance with canons 411 and 401 para. 1 of the Code of Canon Law.

 - Appointed Msgr. John J. McIntyre of the clergy of the archdiocese of Philadelphia, U.S.A., private secretary to the archbishop, as auxiliary of the same archdiocese (area 5,652, population 3,887,694, Catholics 1,458,430, priests 999, permanent deacons 239, religious 3,770). The bishop-elect was born in Philadelphia in 1963 and ordained a priest in 1992.

 - Appointed Carlo Carletti, professor of Christian Epigraphy at the University of Bari, Italy, as a member of the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology.

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