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Tuesday, March 10, 2009


VATICAN CITY, 10 MAR 2009 (VIS) - On 5 March, at the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs in Vienna, Archbishop Edmond Farhat, apostolic nuncio to Austria, and Michael Spindelegger, Austrian federal minister for European and International Affairs, signed the sixth additional agreement of the Convention Regulating Patrimonial Relations between the Holy See and the Republic of Austria, of 23 June 1960.

  On the ecclesiastical side, the ceremony was attended by Msgr. Christoph Kuhn, nunciature counsellor in Austria and by Walter Hagel, legal advisor to the Austrian Bishop's Conference.

  The State was represented by Ambassador Melitta Schubert, head of protocol for the ministry; Ambassador Nikolaus Marschik, the minister's chief of cabinet; Ambassador Helmut Tichy, vice director of the office for questions of international law; Minister-Counsellor Georg Stillfried, head of department; Minister-Counsellor Karin Proidl, counsellor on the minister's cabinet, and Harald Stranzl, vice head of the minister's press and information office.
OP/AGREEMENT/AUSTRIA                        VIS 20090310 (160)

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