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Tuesday, June 20, 2006


VATICAN CITY, JUN 20, 2006 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Appointed Bishop Laszlo Kiss-Rigo, auxiliary of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary, as bishop of Szeged-Csanad (area 10,851, population 875,157, Catholics 358,107, priests 114, permanent deacons 4, religious 93), Hungary. He succeeds Bishop Endre Gyulay, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese, the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

- Appointed Bishop Andras Veres, auxiliary of Eger, Hungary, as bishop of Szombathely (area 4,660, population 378,000, Catholics 296,000, priests 144, religious 67), Hungary. He succeeds Bishop Istvan Konkoly, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese, the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
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VATICAN CITY, JUN 20, 2006 (VIS) - The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, in collaboration with the Ghana Bishops' Conference, has organized a congress to promote the liturgy in Africa and Madagascar. The event is due to be held in Kumasi, Ghana from July 4 to 9.

  According to a communique released by the congregation, the congress aims "to evaluate, promote and relaunch liturgical life," in the African continent. Among those invited to participate in the congress, the communique proceeds, are: superiors of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, members and consultors of African origin belonging to that dicastery, the presidents of SECAM (Symposium of the Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar) and of the liturgical commission of CERAO (Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa), and the apostolic nuncio to Ghana, as well as bishops, priests and religious.

  The congress will be opened by Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don, secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. The meeting will then consider four themes: the history of liturgical life in Africa, liturgical formation, the translation of liturgical books into various African languages, and inculturation in the liturgy.

  John Ayeykum Kufuor, president of Ghana, will visit the congress center, and the participants will also be received by His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, king of the Ashanti people.
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VATICAN CITY, JUN 20, 2006 (VIS) - The Fourth European Symposium of University Professors will be held in Rome from June 22 to 25 on the theme: "The Firm and the Building of a New Humanism." The event has been promoted by the Office for Pastoral Care in Universities of the Vicariate of Rome, and organized by the Sacred Heart Catholic University.

  The inaugural ceremony will be held in the Town Hall of Rome where, following a presentation of the symposium by Cesare Mirabelli, president of the committee of university professors, the work of the meeting will be introduced by Cardinal Camillo Ruini, vicar general for the diocese of Rome and president of the Italian Episcopal Conference, who will speak on the subject of "the firm and Christian humanism."

  This will be followed by the keynote speech, to be delivered by David Teece from the University of California, Berkeley, on the "economic and social evolution of the relationship firm-man", with additional contributions from Alberto Cova of the Sacred Heart Catholic University on the "historic evolution of the relationship firm-man," and from Peter Koslowski of the Free University of Amsterdam on the "cultural evolution of the relationship firm-man."

  From Friday June 23 to Sunday June 25, the international congress will continue its work in the convention center of Rome's Sacred Heart Catholic University. More than 250 university professors are due to participate, from 25 countries in Europe and elsewhere, including: Albania, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lithuania and Moldavia. Two working groups will be formed to consider the theme of "the firm in Europe today, problems and prospects," in which businessmen and academics will come together to share their views.
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