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Tuesday, December 20, 2005


VATICAN CITY, DEC 20, 2005 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Fr. David R. Choby, of the clergy of the diocese of Nashville, U.S.A., diocesan administrator and pastor of St. John Vianney parish, as bishop of the same diocese (area 42,206, population 2,105,161, Catholics 71,188, priests 75, permanent deacons 52, religious 212). The bishop-elect was born in Nashville in 1947 and ordained as a priest in 1974.
NER/.../CHOBY                                    VIS 20051220 (70)


VATICAN CITY, DEC 20, 2005 (VIS) - Around 50,000 young people from all over Europe are expected to come together in Milan, Italy from December 28, 2005 to January 1, 2006 in the 28th meeting organized by the ecumenical community of Taize. This is the first meeting of young people since the death of the founder of the Taize Community, Brother Roger Schultz, who was murdered in August.

  On their arrival, each of the participants will be given a copy of an unfinished letter that Brother Roger had begun to write last summer, shortly before he was killed.

  In a Message to participants in the event, made public in various languages including English, Benedict XVI expresses the hope that, "in expressing tribute to Brother Roger who desired these international meetings in order to root in young Christians a spirit of brotherhood and peace, ... the Pope's wish is that the dialogue among you, who have come from different countries and different Christian denominations, as well as the meeting with the Christians of Milan who are welcoming you, will enable you to form new ties that will be seeds of peace among people.

  "May the example of the founder of Taize and the tireless testimony of Pope John Paul II in favor of dialogue and peace encourage you to be peacemakers in your turn!"

  The Pope's message continues: "In a world made fragile by many situations of tension, and in our developed societies marked by new forms of violence that affect the young in particular, the Pope invites you to witness with simplicity and joy to the Spirit of peace that dwells within you."

  Finally, after quoting the words of the Apostle Paul, "He is our peace," Benedict XVI points out how God "invites us to forgive, the sign of an absolute love."
MESS/YOUTH MEETING TAIZE/MILAN                    VIS 20051220 (320)


VATICAN CITY, DEC 20, 2005 (VIS) - Yesterday, during a private audience with Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, C.M.F., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Pope authorized the congregation to promulgate the following decrees:


- Venerable Servant of God Luigi Boccardo, Italian, priest of the archdiocese of Turin, Italy, founder of the Order of Sisters of Christ the King, a contemplative branch of the Poor Sisters of San Gaetano (1861 - 1936).

 - Venerable Servant of God Luigi Monza, Italian, priest of the archdiocese of Milan, Italy, founder of the Secular Institute of the Little Apostles of Charity (1898 - 1954).

 - Venerable Servant of God Mose Tovini, Italian, priest of the diocese of Brescia, Italy (1877 - 1930).

 - Venerable Servant of God Agostino Thevarparampil, known as "Kunjachan," Indian, priest of the eparchy of Palai, India (1891 - 1973).

 - Venerable Servant of God Eustachio Van Lieshout, Dutch, professed priest of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Picpus) (1890 - 1943).

 - Venerable Servant of God Maria Teresa di Gesu, nee Maria Scrilli, Italian, founder of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Carmel (1825 - 1889).

 - Venerable Servant of God Maria Teresa di San Giuseppe, nee Anna Maria Tauscher van den Bosch, German, founder of the Congregation of Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus (1855 - 1938).

 - Venerable Servant of God Maria della Passione di Nostro Signore Gesu Cristo, nee Grazia Tarallo, Italian, of the Institute of Crucified Sisters Adorers of the Holy Eucharist (1866 - 1912).

 - Venerable Servant of God Elia di San Clemente, nee Teodora Fracasso, Italian, professed nun of the Order of Discalced Carmelites (1901 - 1927).


 - Servants of God Victorio Chumillas Fernandez, Spanish, professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor (1902 - 1936), and 21 companions, of the same Order of St. Francis, martyrs.

 - Servants of God Antero Mateo Garcia, Spanish, husband and father, of the Third Order of St. Dominic (1875 - 1936), and eleven companions of the Second and Third Orders of St. Dominic, martyrs.


 - Blessed Simone da Lipnica, Polish, professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor, (1440 - 1482), whose cult was confirmed by the Holy See on February 14, 1685.

 - Blessed Camilla Battista Varano, Italian, professed nun of the Order of Poor Clares (1458 - 1524) whose cult was confirmed by the Holy See on April 7, 1843.

 - Servant of God Carlo Bascape, ne Giovanni Francesco, Italian, of the Congregation of the Clerics Regular of St. Paul (Barnabites), bishop of Novara, Italy (1550 - 1615).

 - Servant of God Massimo Rinaldi, Italian, of the Congregation of Missionaries of St. Charles, bishop of Rieti, Italy (1869 - 1941).

 - Servant of God Paolo Giuseppe Nardini, diocesan priest and founder of the Congregation of Franciscan Sisters of the Holy Family (1821 - 1862).

 - Servant of God Eustachio Kugler, ne Giuseppe, German, professed religious of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God (1867 - 1946).

 - Servant of God Isabella De Rosis, Italian, founder of the Congregation of Reparatrix Sisters of the Sacred Heart (1842 - 1911).

 - Servant of God Josefa Segovia Moron, first director of the Teresian Institute (1891 - 1957).
CSS/DECREES/SARAIVA                            VIS 20051220 (560)

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