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    Roman Catholic News Volume 5, Issue 109 TUESDAY 12 JULY 2005 * * * WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL AND PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY FOR THE
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 11, 2005
      Roman Catholic News

      Volume 5, Issue 109

      TUESDAY 12 JULY 2005



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      WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL AND
      PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE WHOLE
      WORLD AND FOR CHURCH UNITY

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      INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
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      . AGREEMENT ON CHURCH AND CONVENT OF TRINITA DEI MONTI
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      . STATES SHOULD CONSIDER CREATING AN ARMS TRADE TREATY
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      . PROSTITUTION IS A FORM OF MODERN DAY SLAVERY
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      . Children Turn Out to Welcome Pope to the Alps
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      . Benedict XVI Hopes to Visit India, Says Prelate
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      . Pope Names His First Canadian Bishops
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      . CATALOGUE OF LINKS
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      . EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE SORROWFUL HEART OF
      MARY
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      . DAILY REMINDER
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      . ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS ARCHIVES
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      . COPYRIGHT NOTICES
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      AGREEMENT ON CHURCH AND CONVENT OF TRINITA DEI MONTI
       
      VATICAN CITY, JUL 12, 2005 (VIS) - Today in the Vatican, Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, secretary for Relations with States, and Pierre Morel, French ambassador to the Holy See, signed an "Avenant" (modification) to the diplomatic conventions of May 14 and September 8, 1828, and to the "Avenants" of May 4, 1974 and of January 21, 1999, concerning the church and convent of Trinita dei Monti in Rome.
       
        A communique released today reads: "Recalling the French character of this important foundation, the international agreement expresses recognition for the work done there since 1828, with great zeal and competence, by the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
       
        "Taking note of the impossibility of the aforesaid society continuing its mission, the church and convent of Trinita dei Monti will be entrusted, from September 1, 2006, to the 'Fraternite monastique des Freres de Jerusalem' and to the 'Fraternite monastique des Soeurs de Jerusalem'."



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      STATES SHOULD CONSIDER CREATING AN ARMS TRADE TREATY
       
      VATICAN CITY, JUL 12, 2005 (VIS) - Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations, yesterday delivered a speech to the "Second Biennial Meeting of States to Consider the Implementation of the Program of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects."
       
        "The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons is an obvious threat to peace, development and security," said the archbishop. "That is why the Holy See adds its voice to the calls for a common approach, not only towards the illicit trade in small arms but also to related activities. ... Furthermore, as well as considering the illicit offer of arms, we must also be mindful of the dynamics of the demand for arms."
       
        The permanent observer highlighted another question which the Holy See considers particularly important: "The special needs of children affected by armed conflict, as described in the Plan of Action. Children need to be considered in programs of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) in post-conflict situations, in peace-keeping and peace-building, and in development programs, through community-based approaches."
       
        Recalling that the current meeting also served "to review the realization of the Plan of Action and see if it is still the cornerstone it should be of the new international legal framework for the control of small arms and light weapons," Archbishop Migliore affirmed: "the international community would do well to consider seriously a debate on the creation of an arms trade treaty, based on the best principles of international law on human rights and humanitarian law. Such an instrument could help contribute to the eradication of the illicit arms trade, while underlining the responsibility of States to reinforce the Plan of Action under discussion today."



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      PROSTITUTION IS A FORM OF MODERN DAY SLAVERY
       
      VATICAN CITY, JUL 12, 2005 (VIS) - Made public yesterday evening was the final document of the First International Meeting of Pastoral Care for the Liberation of Women of the Street. The meeting, held in Rome from June 20 to 21, was promoted by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples.
       
        Prostitution is "a form of modern day slavery," says the text of the document. In fact, "sexual exploitation, prostitution and trafficking of human beings are all acts of violence against women." As such they "constitute an offence to the dignity of women and are a grave violation of basic human rights."
       
        "The Church has a pastoral responsibility," the document continues, "to promote the human dignity of persons exploited through prostitution and to advocate for their liberation and economic, educational and formative support. The Church must take up the defense of the legitimate rights of women," and "denounce the injustices and violence perpetrated against women wherever and in whatever circumstances this may occur."
       
        The final document points out the need "to collaborate with the mass media to ensure correct communication about this problem." Moreover, "the Church must demand the enforcement of laws protecting women against the scourge of prostitution and trafficking. It is also important to advocate for effective measures against the demeaning portrayal of women in advertising."
       
        One of the closing recommendations is that "networks be strengthened among all groups involved in the provision of pastoral care, e.g., volunteers, associations, religious congregations, NGOs and ecumenical and inter-religious groups."
       
        Finally, the document underlines the importance of using "appropriate language and terminology when referring to the phenomena of sexual exploitation and prostitution. Society has a responsibility to provide alternative resources ... for persons seeking to 'leave the street'."



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      Children Turn Out to Welcome Pope to the Alps
      Benedict XVI Begins Vacation in Northern Italy

      INTROD, Italy, JULY 11, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Nursery-school children turned out to greet Benedict XVI as he arrived at the Alpine village of Les Comes to begin his first vacation as Pope.

      "The Pope is punctual," said Mayor Osvaldo Naudin when he saw the Holy Father's car, which arrived early this afternoon from the Aosta airport with the papal secretary, Monsignor Georg Gaenswein.

      As they got out of the car, they were greeted by the children, who said: "Welcome among us. We are the children of the school. We hope you will be able to rest in the peace and silence of our mountains."

      "You spoke very well, thank you, thank you," replied the Pope, who bent down to kiss each one of them.

      In addition to the children, some 500 people, mostly Les Combes residents, accompanied by Bishop Giuseppe Anfossi of Aosta, greeted the Pontiff at the entrance of the chalet where he will stay.

      Some gave him flowers and shook his hand. The Holy Father blessed them, while repeating, "Thank you, thank you."

      "I am happy to be in Val d'Aosta," the Pope said, referring to the region. "Thank you for welcoming me so, with affection."

      Work and rest

      According to Vatican sources, the Pope will likely spend his vacation in prayer and rest, but he will also work, especially in the preparation of documents and addresses.

      His only public appearances during his vacation will be to pray the midday Angelus on the Sundays of July 17 and 24. He will recite the Marian prayer from the chalet in Les Combes. His vacation is scheduled to end July 28.
      After his holiday, Benedict XVI will go to the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Rome.


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      Benedict XVI Hopes to Visit India, Says Prelate

      BANGALORE, India, JULY 11, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI has expressed his desire to visit India, says Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore.

      "The Pope expressed his desire to visit India when I had a brief exchange with him during my visit to Rome on June 29-30," the archbishop told a press conference here. His comments were reported by ICNS, the Indian bishops' news service.

      Archbishop Moras was in Rome to receive the pallium, a woolen band that symbolizes the bond between archbishops and the Pope.

      The archbishop said that he would invite the Holy Father to Karnataka and Bangalore in particular, when he visits India.

      Archbishop Moras presented a memento to the Pope on behalf of the Bangalore Archdiocese.

      For his part, Benedict XVI, in a message to the people of the state of Karnataka, said that they should work for unity and peace and love one another.

      "Only by loving one another, we can love God," he stressed.
      Soon after being elected in April, Benedict XVI hailed the Church in India, praised the country's unique culture and imparted his love and blessing to all Indians.


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      Pope Names His First Canadian Bishops
      For Keewatin-Le Pas and Hamilton

      OTTAWA, JULY 11, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI has named his first two Canadian bishops.

      Father Sylvain Lavoie, 58, an Oblate of Mary Immaculate, was named coadjutor bishop of Keewatin-Le Pas, Manitoba, and Father Gerard Bergie, 46, was named auxiliary of Hamilton, Ontario, the Vatican press office and the Canadian bishops' conference announced today.

      Born in Delmas, Saskatchewan, Sylvain Lavoie was ordained to the priesthood after joining the Community of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1974, and following his education in theology at St. Charles Scholasticate in Battleford, Saskatchewan.

      He later became provincial superior and consultor of his religious community and worked in a number of parishes in the Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas. He has been pastor of a Cree community in Makwa, Saskatchewan.

      As coadjutor, Bishop-elect Lavoie would be in line to succeed Archbishop Peter Sutton, 70.

      The Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas has a Catholic population of 37,000 in 48 parishes and missions. Its pastoral ranks include 16 diocesan and religious order priests.

      Gerard Paul Bergie was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He received a master's degree in divinity from the University of Western Ontario in 1983 and a licentiate in canon law from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) in Rome in 1991.

      Ordained to the priesthood in May 1984, he has served in parishes and occupied diocesan posts, including chancellor.

      The Diocese of Hamilton serves a Catholic population of 560,000 in 150 parishes and missions. Its pastoral ranks include 118 diocesan priests and 90 priests belonging to religious communities.

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      EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE SORROWFUL HEART
      OFMARY

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      "Eternal Father, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
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      the conversion and salvation of the whole world."

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      DAILY REMINDER

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      "Keep close to the Mother of God as if you were the child Jesus
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