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Friday, September 2, 2005


VATICAN CITY, SEP 2, 2005 (VIS) - The following prelates died recently:

 - Bishop Jean Dardel, emeritus of Clermont, France, on August 5, 2005, at the age of 85.

 - Bishop Sylvester Monteiro of Aurangabad, India, on August 14, 2005, at the age of 71.

 - Bishop Bernard Martin Ngaviliau C.S.Sp., emeritus of Zanzibar, Tanzania, on June 26, 2005, at the age of 88.

 - Bishop Charles-Remy Rakotonirina S.J., of Farafangana, Madagascar, on August 5, 2005, at the age of 77.

 - Bishop Firmin Martin Schmidt O.F.M. Cap., emeritus of Mendi, Papua New Guinea, on August 4, 2005, at the age of 86.

 - Archbishop Dominic Vendargon, emeritus of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on August 3, 2005, at the age of 95.

 - Bishop Luigi Locati, apostolic vicar of Isiolo, Kenya, on July 14, 2005, at the age of 76.

- Bishop Gerard Ngoy Kabwe, emeritus of Manono, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on May 30, 2004, at the age of 86.

 - Bishop Abelardo Francisco Silva, emeritus of San Miguel, Argentina, on July 15, 2005, at the age of 80.

 - Bishop Pierre-Jean Tran Xuan Hap, emeritus of Vinh, Vietnam, on July 6, 2005, at the age of 84.
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VATICAN CITY, SEP 2, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Pozzuoli, Italy, presented by Bishop Silvio Padoin, upon having reached the age limit. He is succeeded by Coadjutor Bishop Gennaro Pascarella.
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VATICAN CITY, SEP 2, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in separate audiences nine prelates from the Conference of the Mexican Episcopate, on their "ad limina" visit:

    - Bishop Jose Guadalupe Galvan Galindo of Torreon.

    - Bishop Ramon Godinez Flores of Aguascalientes.

    - Bishop Gonzalo Galvan Castillo of Autlan.

    - Bishop Braulio Rafael Leon Villegas of Ciudad Guzman, accompanied by Bishop emeritus Serafin Vasquez Elizalde.

    - Bishop Jose Antonio Perez Sanchez O.F.M., prelate of Jesus Maria.

    - Bishop Javier Navarro Rodriguez of San Juan de los Lagos.

    - Bishop Alfonso Humberto Robles Cota of Tepic.

    - Bishop Gilberto Valbuena Sanchez, emeritus of Colima.
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VATICAN CITY, SEP 2, 2005 (VIS) - In the Holy See Press Office at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, a press conference will be held to present a forthcoming international congress on the theme: "Holy Scripture in the Life of the Church." The congress, due to be held from September 14 - 18, has been jointly organized by the Catholic Biblical Federation and by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity for the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the promulgation of Vatican Council II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation "Dei Verbum."

  Participating in the press conference will be Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity; Bishop Vincenzo Paglia of Terni-Narni-Amelia, president of the Catholic Biblical Federation; and Alexander Schweitzer, secretary general of the federation in Stuttgart, Germany.
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VATICAN CITY, SEP 2, 2005 (VIS) - Benedict XVI has entrusted Vatican Radio with the exercise and protection of the copyright and intellectual property rights of all audio recordings of his voice dating back to the period prior to his elevation to the Chair of Peter, with the exception of those rights already legitimately acquired by third parties.

  A note made public today recalls that, according to article 15 of its statute, Vatican Radio, the radio station of the Holy See, has the duty to compile, store and administer the audio archive of the Holy Father, ensuring its sake-keeping and overseeing, exclusively and in all circumstances, its copyright and intellectual property rights.
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