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Wednesday, September 24, 2008


VATICAN CITY, 24 SEP 2008 (VIS) - At the end of today's general audience, the Pope greeted a group of young people, most of the from the Caucasus region, members of the "Rondine-Citadella della Pace" Association.

  "It is my hope that your meeting may contribute to affirming a culture of peaceful coexistence among peoples and to promoting understanding and reconciliation", the Pope told them.

  The Citadella della Pace international student residence of Rondine, a village near the Italian city of Arezzo, is a place that seeks to promote dialogue and reconciliation among peoples. Since 1997, it has welcomed young people from different countries and religions who have experienced or are experiencing war: the Caucasus region, Russia, Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon and Sierra Leone.
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VATICAN CITY, 24 SEP 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed:

 - Fr. Francois-Marie Lethel O.C.D., as prelate secretary of the Pontifical Academy of Theology.

 - Msgr. Rafael Biernaski, official of the Congregation for Bishops, as bureau chief at the same congregation.

 - As consultors of the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff: Msgr. Nicola Bux, professor at the Theological Faculty of Puglia, Italy; Fr. Mauro Gagliardi, professor at the Pontifical Athenaeum "Regina Apostolorum", Rome; Fr. Juan Jose Silvestre Valor, professor at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome; Fr. Uwe Michael Lang C.O., official of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, and Fr. Paul C. F. Gunter O.S.B., professor at the St. Anselm Pontifical Athenaeum, Rome.
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