April 29, 2014

Vatican Information Service Bulletin

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Summary

- MEETING OF THE HOLY FATHER WITH THE COUNCIL OF CARDINALS (28-30 APRIL)

- AUDIENCES

- OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

MEETING OF THE HOLY FATHER WITH THE COUNCIL OF CARDINALS (28-30 APRIL)

Vatican City, 29 April 2014 (VIS) – The Council of Cardinals met yesterday, Monday 28 April, for the first sessions of its fourth Meeting. The Holy Father participated most of the time, except when he had other commitments of particular importance, such as the audiences with the King and Queen of Spain on Monday morning and with the president of Paraguay on Tuesday morning, and the Wednesday morning general audience.

Alongside the eight cardinal members of the Council, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin participated regularly.

On Monday afternoon, the Council heard a report from the president of the Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Organisation of the Economic-Administrative Structures of the Holy See (COSEA), Joseph F.X. Zahra, in relation to some of the areas of activity within its remit.

Following its review in previous Meetings of the Congregations of the Roman Curia, the Council is now focusing on the Pontifical Councils, first in terms of general considerations, followed by an individual appraisal of each one. The Council is expected to complete a first report of its considerations regarding the Pontifical Councils during this Meeting.

The Council of Cardinals will hold a further four-day meeting in July (1-4 July).

There is still much work to be done, and it is therefore to be expected that it will be completed not this year, but instead during the next.

The previous Meetings of the Council took place on 1-3 October 2013, 3-5 December 2013, and 17-19 February 2014.

The first meeting of the new Council for the Economy will be held on Friday, 2 May.

AUDIENCES

Vatican City, 29 April 2014 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father received in audience:

- Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino, archbishop of Caracas.

- Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara, president of the Republic of Paraguay, with his wife and entourage.

- Archbishop Ivo Scapolo, apostolic nuncio in Chile.

OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS

Vatican City, 29 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Joseph Anthony Toal of Argyll and the Isles, Scotland, as bishop of Motherwell, (area 1,178, population 703,000, Catholics 164,586, priests 103, permanent deacons 13, religious 75), Scotland.

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