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    ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS Volume 13, Issue 152 THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2013 THE YEAR OF FAITH Nothing will be hidden from you if you have perfect faith and love for
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      ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS

      Volume 13, Issue 152


      THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2013

      THE YEAR OF FAITH



      Nothing will be hidden from you
      if you have perfect faith and love for Jesus Christ,
      since these are the beginning and end of life.
      Faith, indeed, is the beginning and love is the end.

      Clothe yourself with gentleness,
      and be renewed in faith,
      which is the flesh of the Lord,
      and in love, which is the blood of Jesus Christ.
      Faith, indeed, is the beginning and love is the end.



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      IN THIS ISSUE :
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      THREE DAYS CELEBRATING "PACEM IN TERRIS" IN OUR TIMES 
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      AUDIENCES 
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      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS 
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      PRAYER FOR POPE FRANCIS
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      . PRAYER FOR BENEDICT XVI
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      . FOLLOW THE EDITOR ON TWITTER
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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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      . THREE DAYS CELEBRATING "PACEM IN TERRIS" IN OUR TIMES 
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      Vatican City, 26 September 2013 (VIS) – This morning in the Holy See Press Office a press conference was held to present the Days commemorating the 50th Anniversary of John XXIII's encyclical, “Pacem in Terris”, which was published on 11 April 1963 and offered, as Bishop Mario Toso explained, “a structure for thought and political planning that ensured that the Church and believers were committed to social questions in the years to come, with a truly universal capacity for foresight and suggestion”.

      The speakers at the conference were Bishop Toso, secretary for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, and Vittorio Alberti, respectively president and official of the same dicastery. The Days will be held on 2, 3 and 4 October.

      The commemoration Days are intended to offer an occasion for reflection on the current relevance and actualisation of the contents of “Pacem in Terris” in contemporary reality and to hasten the implementation of its fundamental teachings in the areas of human rights, the common good, and politics. These are all fields, Cardinal Turkson said, “in which the peaceful co-existence of peoples and nations is at stake. Indeed, to achieve peace, rather than offering theories on peace or war, Pope John made an appeal to man himself and to his dignity”.

      The three days will focus on three issues. The first is the question the role of political institutions and global policies, and in facing this type of problem it was considered necessary “to begin with an examination of the theme of reform of the largest global institution: the United Nations”. Other urgent matters that, “due to the phenomenon of globalisation, have assumed dimensions significant enough to warrant the commitment and co-operation of the international community, are those of work, or rather unemployment, and the protection of human rights”.

      “We have decided to then explain … how international collaboration takes place within the great regional political institutions: the European Council, the African Union, the League of Arab States, the Organisation of American States and the organisation for Asian Co-operation Dialogue”, added Cardinal Turkson. The contributions of experts in the field will be heard alongside those of exponents of the ecclesial world who, on 3 October, will speak about the institutions which, within the Catholic Church, unite the national episcopal conferences into entities on a continental scale”.

      On 4 October the second matter will be considered: the new frontiers of peace. “The implementation of 'Pacem in Terris' begins from the assumption that we currently act in contexts significantly different to those of fifty years ago, a time in which conflict, not always merely latent, essentially took the form of the opposition of two blocs engaged in the 'Cold War'. It was therefore decided to identify the challenges that currently appear most dangerous for peacekeeping: religious freedom and, more specifically, the issue of the persecution of Christians throughout the world; the economic crisis, which is first and foremost a moral crisis; the emergency of education, especially acute in the mass media; conflicts, ever more recurrent, over access to resources; the distorted use of biological sciences which causes profound harm to human dignity; armaments; and security measures”.

      A dual approach is taken to the theme of education: formation and practical experience, to which the first Day, 2 October, will be dedicated. “Around 60 rectors and lecturers, representing the same number of pontifical and Catholic universities from all five continents, will meet to consider in depth one of the most crucial questions of our time: the formation of new generations of Catholics engaged in politics”. In response to this need, representatives of bodies of regional governance will present their experiences, reflecting upon “the method in use for pursuing the common good at a continental level”.

      The cardinal concluded by mentioning that, as a corollary to the three-day event, there will be a presentation of the volume “The Concept of Peace”, produced with the collaboration of eminent scholars in the field.


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      AUDIENCES 
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      Vatican City, 26 September 2013 (VIS) - Today, the Holy Father received in audience:

      - Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples.

      - Presidency of the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference:

      Archbishop Diego Rafael Padron Sanchez of Cumana, president;

      Bishop Jose Luis Azuaje Ayala of Barinas, first vice president;

      Bishop Mario del Valle Moronta Rodriguez of San Cristobal de Venezuela, second vice president;

      Bishop Jesus Gonzalez de Zarate Salas, auxiliary of Caracas, secretary general.

      - Archbishop Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij of Bangkok, Thailand.

      - Mr Isaac Levi.

      Yesterday afternoon, the Holy Father received in audience Archbishop Rino Passigato, apostolic nuncio to Portugal.


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      OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS 
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      Vatican City, 26 September 2013 (VIS) - Today, the Holy Father:

      - appointed the following as consultors of the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff:

      Fr. Silvano Maria Maggiani, O.S.M., lecturer in sacramentary and liturgy at the Marianum Pontifical faculty of theology and at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of the St. Anselm Pontifical Athenaeum in Rome, and member of the Academic Council of the Pontifical International Marian Academy;

      Fr. Corrado Maggioni, S.M.M., office head in the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, member of the Academic Council of the Pontifical International Marian Academy;

      Fr. Giuseppe Midili, O. Carm., director of the Liturgical Office of the diocese of Rome, lecturer in pastoral liturgy at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of the St. Anselm Pontifical Athenaeum in Rome;

      Msgr. Angelo Lameri, of the clergy of the diocese of Crema, lecturer in liturgy at the Lateran Pontifical University, Rome;

      Archimandrite Fr. Manuel Nin, O.S.B., rector of the Pontifical Greek College, Rome.

      - Professor Erna Moller, lecturer in Immunology at the Karolinska Institutet of Stockholm, Sweden, as ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.


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      PRAYER FOR POPE FRANCIS
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      The following prayer is recommended to be said each day for Pope Francis during "The Year of Faith" and for the remainder of his life as a the Vicar of Christ.


      Lord, look kindly on our Holy Father Pope Francis and strengthen him with all the graces necessary to perform his duties as Your Vicar here on earth. Guard and protect him from all evil. Grant him excellent health of mind and body. Empower him to transform the world through Your Most Holy Being.Empower him to convert sinners and warm the chilled heart that has grown cold. Bless the Holy See over which he presides in Your place so that they may all be one as You prayed at Your Last Supper. Enkindle the fire of Your love in him and in all the faithful so that together we may work towards fulfilling Your Most Holy Will for us and the whole world. Amen.

      (permission granted to everyone to copy and distribute this prayer for Pope Francis)


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      . PRAYER FOR BENEDICT XVI
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      The following prayer is recommended to be said each day for Benedict XVI during "The Year of Faith" and for the remainder of his life as a the former Vicar of Christ.

      PRAYER FOR BENEDICT XVI

      Lord, look kindly on Benedict XVI and strengthen him with all the graces necessary to perform his duties here on earth. Guard and protect him from all evil. Grant him excellent health of mind and body. Empower him to transform the world through Your most Holy Being. Empower him to convert sinners and warm the chilled heart that has grown cold. Enkindle the fire of Your love in him and in
      all the faithful so that together we may work towards fulfilling Your Most Holy Will for us and the whole world. Amen.



      (permission granted to everyone to copy and distribute this prayer for Benedict XVI)


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