|- POPE TO VISIT CASERTA ON|
|- POPE FRANCIS RECEIVES AN AUTOGRAPHED “ALBICELESTE” SHIRT|
|- IN MEMORIAM|
OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
|POPE TO VISIT CASERTA ON |
Vatican City, (VIS) – Pope Francis will visit the city of Italian city of Caserta on , the Holy See Press Office confirmed today. In the afternoon of 26, upon invitation by the bishop of the diocese Giovanni D'Avise, he will meet with the Catholics of the city and celebrate the Mass of St. Ann, probably in the park of the Royal Palace of Caserta. The Holy Father will return to the Vatican that night and 27 he will pray the Angelus with the faithful in St. Peter's Square, as usual. On , he will return to Caserta to pay a private visit to his friend, the Protestant pastor Giovanni Traettino, and his community.
|POPE FRANCIS RECEIVES AN AUTOGRAPHED “ALBICELESTE” SHIRT|
Vatican City, (VIS) – The players of the Argentine national football team have given Pope Francis an “Albiceleste” shirt signed by all the members of the team. Although Argentina fell at the final hurdle during the final of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, losing 1:0 to Germany in extra time, the team said they were confident the Pope thought of them throughout the tournament.
A large-scale wall photo of the team with the Pope was installed by the Asociacion de Futbol Argentino (AFA) at the Brazilian sports complex where the team trained during the World Cup, a snapshot taken when the team visited Pope Francis in the Vatican, on the occasion of the friendly match against Italy in his honour.
Vatican City, (VIS) – The following prelates died in recent weeks:
- Bishop Guy Gaucher O.C.D., auxiliary emeritus of Bayeux-Lisieux, France, on 3 July at the age of 84.
- Bishop John Jobst, S.A.C., emeritus of Broome, Australia, at the age of 94.
- Bishop Estanislau Amadeu Kreutz, emeritus of Santo Angelo, Brazil, on 6 July at the age of 86.
- Bishop Guillermo Leaden, S.D.B., auxiliary emeritus of Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the age of 100.
- Bishop Pietro Nonis, emeritus of Vicenza, Italy, at the age of 87.
OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
Vatican City, 16 July 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has:
- appointed Bishop Tarcisio Scaramussa, S.D.B., auxiliary of the archdiocese of Sao Paulo, as coadjutor bishop of Santos (area 2,423, population 1,779,000, Catholics 1,524,000, priests 86, permanent deacons 23, religious 150), Brazil.
- appointed Bishop Juan Carlos Vera Plasencia, M.S.C., prelate of the territorial prelature of Caraveli, Peru, as military ordinary of Peru (priests 77, religious 14), Peru.
- appointed Archbishop Bernardito C. Auza, Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations (UN) as Holy See permanent observer to the Organisation of American States (OAS).
- appointed the following as consultors, for a five-year period, of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life: Archbishop Bruno Forte of Chieti-Vasto, Italy; Archbishop Angelo Vincenzo Zani, Italy, secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education; Sister Marcella Farina, F.M.A., ordinary lecturer in fundamental and systematic theology at the Pontifical Faculty of Science of Education “Auxilium”, Rome; Fr. Jose Cristo Rey Garcia Paredes, C.M.F., vice director of the Theological Institute of Religious Life of Madrid, Spain; Fr. Robert J. Gesinger, S.J., lecturer in canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University, procurer general of the Society of Jesus, Rome; Fr. Loic-Marie Le Bot, O.P., dean of the faculty of canon law of the Catholic Institute of Toulouse, France; Sister Maria Domenica Melone, S.F.A., rector of the Pontifical University “Antonianum”, Rome; Fr. Pier Luigi Nava, S.M.M., lecturer in formation in consecrated life in the Pontifical Faculty of Science of Education “Auxilium”, Rome; Fr. Jesu Maria James Pudumai Doss, S.D.B., extraordinary lecturer in the faculty of canon law in the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome; Fr. Bruno Secondin, O. Carm., ordinary lecturer emeritus in modern spirituality and foundations of spiritual life at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; Fr. Yuji Sugawara, S.J., dean of the faculty of canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; Elena Lucia Bolchi, member of the Ordo Virginum of the archdiocese of Milan, patron of the Lombard Regional Ecclesiastical Tribunal, Milan, Italy; Lourdes Gross Garcia, M. Id., director of the secretary of the Spanish Episcopal Commission for Consecrated Life, Madrid, Spain.
OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
Vatican City, 15 July 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has:
- accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Karaganda, Kazakhstan, presented by Bishop Janusz Wieslaw Kaleta, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law.
- appointed Msgr. Giuseppe Satriano as archbishop of Rossano-Cariati (area 1,415, population 139,400, Catholics 136,900, priests 87, permanent deacons 2, religious 105), Italy. The bishop-elect was born in Brindisi, Italy in 1960 and ordained a priest in 1985. He holds a licentiate in bioethics from the “Regina Apostolurum” Institute in Rome, and has served in a number of pastoral roles, including: spiritual father and subsequently rector of the diocesan seminary of Ostuni; vicar of the parish of “Maria SS. Annunziati” in Ostuni; and priest “fidei donum” in Kenya-Marsabit, and canon of the Cathedral chapter. He is currently vicar general of the archdiocese and episcopal vicar for the clergy and for consecrated life.
- appointed Msgr. Wojciech Zaluski, nunciature advisor, as apostolic nuncio in Burundi, at the same time elevating him to the dignity of archbishop. Msgr. Zaluski was born in Zaluski-Lipnewo, Poland in 1960 and ordained a priest in 1985. He holds a degree in canon law and has served in the diplomatic service of the Holy See since 1989, in the apostolic nunciatures of Burundi, Malta, Albania, Zambia, Sri Lanka, Georgia, Ukraine, Philippines, and Guatemala.