July 7, 2011

Vatican Information Service Bulletin

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

SUMMARY:


POPE TO TRAVEL TO CASTELGANDOLFO THIS EVENING

VATICAN CITY, 7 JUL 2011 (VIS) - In a note published today, the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household announced that this evening the Holy Father will travel to the Apostolic Palace of Castelgandolfo, where he will spend the summer.

  Over the summer months private and special audiences will be suspended, as will the Wednesday general audiences of 13, 20 and 27 July. On Sundays and Solemnities during this period, the Pope will pray the Angelus from the Apostolic Palace of Castelgandolfo. General audiences will resume again from Wednesday 3 August.

 

NOTE CONCERNING CARDINAL NICORA'S RESIGNATION FROM APSA

VATICAN CITY, 7 JUL 2011 (VIS) - The Holy See Press Office has released the following note:

  "The Holy Father Benedict XVI today accepted the request presented by Cardinal Attilio Nicora to be relieved of his duties as president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA) so as to be able to dedicate all his energies to the new Financial Information Authority, which the Pope brought into being with his 'Motu Proprio' of 30 December 2010. Having begun the initial phase of establishing the new structure and taken the first steps to implement measures to counter money laundering, attention must now be given to interchange and dialogue with international institutions so that, by means of the necessary evaluations, the Holy See and Vatican City State may obtain recognition as 'a non-EU equivalent State'".

 

OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

VATICAN CITY, 7 JUL 2011 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Accepted the resignation from the office of president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA) presented by Cardinal Attilio Nicora, president of the Financial Information Authority.

 - Appointed Archbishop-Bishop Domenico Calcagno, secretary of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA), as president of that body.

 - Appointed Msgr. Luigi Misto, director of the higher institute for religious studies of the Paul VI Ambrosian Foundation of Villa Cagnola in Gazzada Schianno, Italy, and head of the archdiocese of Milan's office for the promotion and economic support of the Church, as secretary of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA).

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