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    Roman Catholic News Volume 7, Issue 32 TUESDAY 26 JUNE 2007 * * * ... . MOTU PROPRIO CONCERNING ELECTION OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF ... . APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA:
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      Roman Catholic News

      Volume 7, Issue 32

      TUESDAY 26 JUNE 2007



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      . MOTU PROPRIO CONCERNING ELECTION OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF
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      . APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA: SOLIDARITY AND HOPE
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      . METROPOLITAN ARCHBISHOPS WHO WILL RECEIVE THE PALLIUM
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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      . COMMUNIQUE CONCERNING POPE'S MEETING WITH TONY BLAIR
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      . FAITH AND REASON IN THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH
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      . HOLY FATHER TO TAKE HOLIDAY IN LORENZAGO DI CADORE
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      . MAY THE CHURCH BEAR WITNESS TO CHRIST'S TRUTH AND LOVE
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      . POPE VISITS VATICAN APOSTOLIC LIBRARY AND SECRET ARCHIVES
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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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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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      MOTU PROPRIO CONCERNING ELECTION OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF



      VATICAN CITY, JUN 26, 2007 (VIS) - Made public today was a "Motu Proprio," written in Latin, with which the Holy Father Benedict XVI restores the traditional norm concerning the majority required for the election of the Supreme Pontiff. According to this norm, in order for the election of a new Pope to be considered valid it is always necessary to reach a majority of two thirds of the cardinals present.



      With this document, Benedict XVI substitutes the norm established by John Paul II who, in his 1996 Apostolic Constitution "Universi Dominici gregis," laid down that the valid quorum for electing a new Pope was initially two thirds but that, after three days of voting without an election, there would be a day dedicated to reflection and prayer, without voting. Thereafter, voting would resume for seven additional ballots, another pause for reflection, another seven ballots, another pause and yet another seven ballots. After which an absolute majority was to decide how to proceed, either for a vote by absolute majority or with balloting between two candidates. This was to happen only in the event that the cardinals arrived at the 33rd or 34th ballot without a positive result.


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      APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA: SOLIDARITY AND HOPE



      VATICAN CITY, JUN 26, 2007 (VIS) - "In Solidarity with the People of the Sea as Witnesses of Hope, through Proclamation of the Word, Liturgy and Diakonia," is the theme of the 22nd World Congress of the Apostleship of the Sea, which is being held in Gdynia, Poland from June 24 to 29 under the patronage of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples.



      The Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) is an ecclesial organization that has more than 110 maritime centers and chaplaincies in almost all the main ports of the world. It is estimated that seafarers in the merchant marine number more than 1.2 million, most of them Catholics from poor countries, while those who work in the fishing industry number 41 million.



      The AOS congress is held every five years, the last one having been in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In his opening address to the current congress, Archbishop Agostino Marchetto, secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples, pointed out that "the milieu in which we as the AOS are called to bear witness ... remains today one of the most difficult, demanding and dangerous."



      "In no other age have we seen such prosperity, wealth and technological advances in the maritime industry and yet countless workers of the sea are in extreme need, as so many of them are faced with new forms of slavery in their living and working conditions.



      "Our apostolate in the AOS is one of presence and service. Our vocation is to incarnate Christ's love for those who suffer, the sick, the marginalized and the poor. We are also often called to stand alongside seafarers in defense of their rights and in doing so we are exercising the prophetic mission of the Church, because for us at the heart of social justice lies love of God and love of neighbor."



      "The choice of theme," the archbishop concluded, "reflects our conviction that, in order to remain faithful to its tradition and identity, the AOS must carry out its role within the historical context in which the people of the sea live and work today. It is in this world that we are called to commit ourselves, to live the Gospel fully by being faithful witnesses of the Risen Christ. ... The Church as a community is dedicated to the spreading of this Gospel of hope in a world which has lost many of its landmarks and references."


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      METROPOLITAN ARCHBISHOPS WHO WILL RECEIVE THE PALLIUM



      VATICAN CITY, JUN 26, 2007 (VIS) - Given below is a list of the metropolitan archbishops who will receive the pallium from Benedict XVI in the course of a Eucharistic celebration due to be held in the Vatican Basilica on Friday June 29, Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles:



      1. Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren Anselmi S.V.C., of Piura, Peru.



      2. Archbishop Robert Le Gall O.S.B., of Toulouse, France.



      3. Archbishop Dominic Lumon of Imphal, India.



      4. Archbishop Douglas Young S.V.D., of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea.



      5. Archbishop Barthelemy Djabla of Gagnoa, Ivory Coast.



      6. Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala, Uganda.



      7. Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa, Italy.



      8. Archbishop Paul-Simeon Ahouanan Djro O.F.M., of Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire.



      9. Archbishop Oswald Gracias of Bombay, India.



      10. Archbishop Javier Augusto del Rio Alba of Arequipa, Peru.



      11. Archbishop Edward Ozorowski of Bialystok, Poland.



      12. Archbishop Romulo Geolina Valles of Zamboanga, Philippines.



      13. Archbishop Calogero La Piana S.D.B., of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela, Italy.



      14. Archbishop Antonio Muniz Fernandes O. Carm., of Maceio, Brazil.



      15. Archbishop Rafael Romo Munoz of Tijuana, Mexico.



      16. Archbishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago of Leon, Mexico.



      17. Archbishop Pedro Aranda Diaz-Munoz of Tulancingo, Mexico.



      18. Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera Lopez of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico.



      19. Archbishop Evariste Ngoyagoye of Bujumbura, Burundi.



      20. Archbishop Filipe Neri Antonio Sebastiao do Rosario Ferrao of Goa and Damao, India.



      21. Archbishop Paul R. Ruzoka of Tabora, Tanzania.



      22. Archbishop Gerard Pettipas C.Ss.R., of Grouard-McLennan, Canada.



      23. Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P., of Malta, Malta.



      24. Archbishop Marcel Madila Basanguka of Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.



      25. Archbishop Thomas Christopher Collins of Toronto, Canada.



      26. Archbishop Paolo Romeo of Palermo, Italy.



      27. Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello S.D.B., of Concepcion, Chile.



      28. Archbishop Orlando Antonio Corrales Garcia of Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia.



      29. Archbishop Jose Alberto Moura C.S.S., of Montes Claros, Brazil.



      30. Archbishop Dionisio Guillermo Garcia Ibanez of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.



      31. Archbishop Albert D'Souza of Agra, India.



      32. Archbishop Kazimierz Nycz of Warsaw, Poland.



      33. Archbishop Csaba Ternyak of Eger, Hungary.



      34. Archbishop Odilo Pedro Scherer of Sao Paulo, Brazil.



      35. Archbishop Richard William Smith of Edmonton, Canada.



      36. Archbishop Pierre d'Ornellas of Rennes, France.



      37. Archbishop Reinaldo Del Prette Lissot of Valencia en Venezuela, Venezuela.



      38. Archbishop Hipolito Reyes Larios of Jalapa, Mexico.



      39. Archbishop Geraldo Lyrio Rocha of Mariana, Brazil.



      40. Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian Morales S.D.B., of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango-Tontonicapan, Guatemala.



      41. Archbishop Terrence Thomas Prendergast S.J., of Ottawa, Canada.



      42. Archbishop Joao Bosco Oliver de Faria of Diamantina, Brazil.



      43. Archbishop Brendan Michael O'Brien of Kingston, Canada.



      44. Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale O.M.I. of Johannesburg, South Africa.



      45. Archbishop Joseph Edward Kurtz of Louisville, U.S.A.



      46. Archbishop Leo Cornelio S.V.D., of Bhopal, India.



      In addition to these 46 archbishops, a further five will receive the pallium in their respective sees:



      47. Archbishop Telesphore George Mpundu of Lusaka, Zambia.



      48. Archbishop John Choi Young-su of Daegu, Korea.



      49. Archbishop Vincentius Sensi Potokota of Ende, Indonesia.



      50. Archbishop Denis Komivi Amuzu-Dzakpah of Lome, Togo.



      51. Archbishop Denis Kiwanuka Lote of Tororo, Uganda.



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      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS



      VATICAN CITY, JUN 26, 2007 (VIS) - The Holy Father gave his assent to the canonical election by the Synod of Bishops of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church meeting in Ain Traz, Lebanon, from June 18 to 23, of Fr. Yasser Ayyach, pastor of the Melkite parish of Amman-Alwabdi in Jordan, as archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites (Catholics 31,300, priests 28, religious 21), Jordan.


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      COMMUNIQUE CONCERNING POPE'S MEETING WITH TONY BLAIR



      VATICAN CITY, JUN 23, 2007 (VIS) - At midday today, the Holy See Press Office released the following communique to journalists:



      "Today, June 23, 2007, the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in audience Tony Blair, prime minister of the United Kingdom. The prime minister subsequently went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B., and Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States.



      "In the course of the meeting, certain significant contributions made by Prime Minister Blair during his ten years in office were examined. There followed a frank discussion on the current international situation, including certain particularly delicate questions such as the conflict in the Middle East and the future of the European Union in the wake of the Brussels summit.



      "Finally, following an exchange of views on certain laws recently approved by the UK parliament, Tony Blair was offered best wishes as he is about to leave the office of prime minister, also bearing in mind the fact that he has expressed a strong desire to commit himself particularly to peace in the Middle East and to inter-religious dialogue."


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      FAITH AND REASON IN THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH



      VATICAN CITY, JUN 23, 2007 (VIS) - Today in the Vatican, Benedict XVI received participants in a meeting of professors and rectors of European universities, who have come together to mark the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.



      "The theme of your meeting - 'A New Humanism for Europe. The Role of the Universities' - invites a disciplined assessment of contemporary culture on the continent," said the Pope in his English-language address. "Europe is presently experiencing a certain social instability and diffidence in the face of traditional values, yet her distinguished history and her established academic institutions have much to contribute to shaping a future of hope."



      "Promoting a new humanism, in fact, requires a clear understanding of what this 'newness' actually embodies. ... Europe today is experiencing a massive cultural shift, one in which men and women are increasingly conscious of their call to be actively engaged in shaping their own history. Historically, it was in Europe that humanism developed, thanks to the fruitful interplay between the various cultures of her peoples and the Christian faith."



      "The present cultural shift is often seen as a 'challenge' to the culture of the university and Christianity itself, rather than as a 'horizon' against which creative solutions can and must be found."



      On the subject of these solutions, the Pope identified three issues to which "men and women of higher education" are called to turn their attention: "The need for a comprehensive study of the crisis of modernity," and of "the problems raised by a 'humanism' that claims to build a 'regnum hominis' detached from its necessary ontological foundation. ... The anthropocentrism which characterizes modernity can never be detached from an acknowledgment of the full truth about man, which includes his transcendent vocation.



      "A second issue," he added, "involves the broadening of our understanding of rationality," which "needs instead to be 'broadened' in order to be able to explore and embrace those aspects of reality which go beyond the purely empirical. ... The rise of the European universities was fostered by the conviction that faith and reason are meant to cooperate in the search for truth, each respecting the nature and legitimate autonomy of the other, yet working together harmoniously and creatively to serve the fulfillment of the human person."



      The third issue identified by the Pope "concerns the nature of the contribution which Christianity can make to the humanism of the future. The question of man, and thus of modernity, challenges the Church to devise effective ways of proclaiming to contemporary culture the 'realism' of her faith in the saving work of Christ. Christianity must not be relegated to the world of myth and emotion, but respected for its claim to shed light on the truth about man."



      "It is," the Pope concluded, "my hope that universities will increasingly become communities committed to the tireless pursuit of truth, 'laboratories of culture' where teachers and students join in exploring issues of particular importance for society, employing interdisciplinary methods and counting on the collaboration of theologians. This can easily be done in Europe, given the presence of so many prestigious Catholic institutions and faculties of theology. I am convinced that greater cooperation ... between the various academic communities will enable Catholic universities to bear witness to the historical fruitfulness of the encounter between faith and reason."


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      HOLY FATHER TO TAKE HOLIDAY IN LORENZAGO DI CADORE



      VATICAN CITY, JUN 23, 2007 (VIS) - From July 9 to 27, Benedict XVI is due to spend a period of rest at Lorenzago di Cadore in the Italian province of Belluno, where he will stay in a villa belonging to the diocese of Treviso.



      At midday on Sunday July 15, the Pope will pray the Angelus at the Castle of Mirabello and, on Sunday July 22, at the main square of Lorenzago di Cadore.



      During this period, the Wednesday general audiences of July 11, 18 and 25 will be suspended.



      On Friday, July 27, the Holy Father will travel to the Apostolic Place of Castelgandolfo where he will remain until late September.



      Over the summer period, all private and special audiences are suspended. The general audiences will resume regularly from Wednesday, August 1.


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      MAY THE CHURCH BEAR WITNESS TO CHRIST'S TRUTH AND LOVE



      VATICAN CITY, JUN 24, 2007 (VIS) - "Today's liturgy invites us to celebrate the birth of St. John the Baptist whose life, like Mary's, was entirely oriented towards Christ," the Pope told pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square at midday today, prior to praying the Angelus.



      St. John the Baptist, the Pope went on, "was the precursor, the 'voice' sent to announce the incarnate Word. Therefore, commemorating his birth really means celebrating Christ, the fulfillment of all the promises of all the prophets."



      "All the Gospels begin their account of Jesus' public life with the story of His Baptism by John in the River Jordan. ... Like a true prophet, John bore witness to the truth without compromise. He denounced transgressions of God's commandments, even when the transgressors were powerful. ... We invoke his intercession, together with that of Mary Most Holy, that in our own time the Church may know how to remain faithful to Christ and to bear courageous witness to His truth and His love for everyone."



      After praying the Angelus, Benedict XVI indicated that today, the Sunday preceding the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, marks in Italy the Day of the Pope's Charity, and he thanked the Italian faithful "for the prayers and for the material support with which you participate in the Successor of Peter's activities of evangelization and charity throughout the world."


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      POPE VISITS VATICAN APOSTOLIC LIBRARY AND SECRET ARCHIVES



      VATICAN CITY, JUN 25, 2007 (VIS) - This morning, Benedict XVI visited the Vatican Apostolic Library and the Vatican Secret Archives. From July 14, the Library is due to close its doors to the public for a period of three years in order to enable restoration work to take place in one of the wings of the Renaissance building in which it is housed.



      In his address, the Pope highlighted how the Library is called "Apostolic" because "it is an institution considered since its foundation as the 'Pope's library'." Today, he said, it is "a welcoming home of learning, culture and humanity which opens its doors to scholars from all over the world without distinction of origin, race or culture. The job of those of you who work here every day is to safeguard the synthesis between culture and faith that emerges from the precious documents and treasures you hold."



      In the Vatican Secret Archives, which opened their doors to scholars in 1881 by order of Pope Leo XIII, said the Holy Father, "it is possible to undertake not only scholarly research, of itself most laudable and praiseworthy, concerning periods distant from us in time, but also to pursue interests concerning epochs and times close to us, even very close. Proof of this are the first fruits produced by the recent opening to scholars of the pontificate of Pope Pius XI, ordered by me in June 2006."



      Referring to the "polemics" that have arisen following the publication of certain items of research, the Pope praised "the disinterested and impartial service provided by the Vatican Secret Archives," which "steer clear of sterile and often weak partisan historical viewpoints and give researchers, without hindrance or prejudice, the documents in its possession, cataloged with seriousness and competency."



      Both the Library and the Archives receive "expressions of appreciation and respect from cultural institutes and individual scholars from various countries," said Pope Benedict. "To me, this seems the best recognition to which the two institutions can aspire," he added.



      Benedict XVI told the Library staff that on his own 70th birthday he "would have liked the beloved John Paul II to have granted me the chance of dedicating myself to study and research on the interesting documents ... you safeguard so carefully, real masterworks that help us to follow the story of humanity and of Christianity."



      "In your multifarious activities, you make use of the most advanced techniques in computers, cataloging, restoration, photography and, more generally, in everything that concerns the protection and usage of the immense heritage you preserve."



      The Holy Father concluded by exhorting his audience "always to consider your work as a real mission to be undertaken passionately and patiently, with courtesy and a spirit of faith. Let it be your concern always to offer a welcoming image of the Apostolic See, aware that the evangelical message also passes through your own coherent Christian witness."


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      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS



      VATICAN CITY, JUN 25, 2007 (VIS) - The Holy Father:



      - Appointed Fr. Martin Su Yao-wen of the clergy of the diocese of Taichung, Taiwan, director of campus ministry at Providence University, as bishop of the same diocese (area 7,836, population 4,134,000, Catholics 36,836, priests 74, religious 122). The bishop-elect was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1959 and ordained a priest in 1989. He succeeds Bishop Joseph Wang Yu-jung, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese, the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.



      - Elevated the diocese of Niamey (area 200,000, population 6,349,000, Catholics 15,532, priests 26, religious 82), Niger, to the rank of metropolitan archdiocese, giving it as suffragan the diocese of Maradi. He appointed Bishop Michel Christian Cartateguy S.M.A., of Niamey, as metropolitan archbishop of the new circumscription. The archbishop-elect was born in Hasparren, France in 1951, he was ordained a priest in 1979 and consecrated a bishop in 1999.



      - Appointed Fr. Venant Bacinoni of the clergy of Bururi, Burundi, professor at the inter-diocesan major seminary "Jean Paul II" in Gitega, as bishop of Bururi (area 6,500, population 902,000, Catholics 400,000, priests 97, religious 111). The bishop-elect was born in Kirisi, Burundi in 1940 and ordained a priest in 1965.



      - Appointed Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, archivist and librarian of Holy Roman Church, as president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.



      - Appointed Bishop Raffaele Farina S.D.B., prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Library, as archivist and librarian of Holy Roman Church, at the same time elevating him to the dignity of archbishop. The archbishop-elect was born in Ariano Irpino, Italy in 1933, ordained a priest in 1958 and consecrated a bishop in 2006.



      - Appointed Msgr. Cesare Pasini, vice-prefect of the Ambrosian Library in Milan, Italy, as prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Library.



      On Saturday, June 23, it was made public that he:



      - Appointed Bishop Edward Dajczak, auxiliary of Zielona Gora-Gorzow, as bishop of Koszalin-Kolobrzeg (area 14,640, population 925,000, Catholics 910,900, priests 527, religious 374), Poland.



      - Appointed Fr. Murray Chatlain of the clergy of Saskatoon, Canada, pastor of St. Patrick's church, as coadjutor of MacKenzie-Fort Smith (area 1,523,400, population 43,047, Catholics 22,000, priests 10), Canada. The bishop-elect was born in Saskatoon in 1963 and ordained a priest in 1987.



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      7. THE BEATIFICATION OF MAMA GILI

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      EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE SORROWFUL HEART OF MARY

      When the Eucharistic host is elevated at Mass say:

      "Eternal Father, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, I
      offer you the crucified Body of Your dearly beloved Son, Jesus Christ,
      in reparation for all the sins committed against you and for the
      conversion and salvation of the whole world."

      When the Eucharistic chalice is elevated at Mass say:

      "Eternal Father, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, I
      offer you the precious Blood of Your dearly beloved Son, Jesus Christ,
      in reparation for all the sins committed against you and for the
      conversion and salvation of the whole world."

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      DAILY REMINDER

      "during this important time, as the eve of the new millennium
      approaches unity among all Christians of the various confessions will
      increase until they reach full communion." John Paul II, Tertio
      Millennio Adveniente, 16

      "Keep close to the Mother of God as if you were the child Jesus
      clinging to her robes while walking down a dusty and busy crowded
      street and you will always be safe."

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