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Friday, March 28, 2008


VATICAN CITY, 28 MAR 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Munster, Germany, presented by Bishop Reinhard Lettmann, upon having reached the age limit.

 - Appointed Bishop Francisco Moreno Barron, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Morelia, Mexcio, as bishop of Tlaxcala (area 4,060, population 1,064,000, Catholics 996,000, priests 161, permanent deacons 2, religious 274), Mexico.
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VATICAN CITY, 28 MAR 2008 (VIS) - The Faculty of Canon Law of Rome's Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, the "Angelicum", is to host a congress on the theme: "Various models of authority in the religious life of the Latin Church". The event has been organised to mark the 25th anniversary of the promulgation of the Code of Canon Law.

  A communique released by the "Angelicum" explains that during the congress, due to be held on 9 April, participants will present "the specific model of authority of the Order to which they belong (both at a personal and collegial level as well as at the various levels of General, Provincial and Local Superior), as it appears from a reading of history", concentrating especially on "Rules and Constitutions revised since 1983".

  Contributions will be forthcoming on such topics as: "The abbot vicar of Christ: authority in monastic life"; "Religious authority in the Friars Preachers as a mendicant order"; "Religious authority in the Society of Jesus"; and "Authority and government in modern congregations".

  The morning session will be presided by Cardinal Franc Rode C.M., prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, while the afternoon meeting will be held under the presidency of Archbishop Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.
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