Other Pontifical Acts – 17 April 2014

Vatican City, 24 April 2014 (VIS) – On Friday 18 the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Rev. Dom Umberto Beda Paluzzi, O.S.B., from the pastoral care of the territorial abbey of Montevergine in Italy, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 29 April 2014

Vatican City, 29 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Joseph Anthony Toal of Argyll and the Isles, Scotland, as bishop of Motherwell, (area 1,178, population 703,000, Catholics 164,586, priests 103, permanent deacons 13, religious 75), Scotland.

Other Pontifical Acts – 4 April 2014

Vatican City, 4 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Bishop Michel Aupetit, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Paris, as bishop of Nanterre (area 175, population 1,568,000, Catholics 940,000, priests 332, permanent deacons 48, religious 637), France. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 21 March 2014

Vatican City, 21 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Hamburg, Germany, presented by Archbishop Werner Thissen, upon having reached the age limit. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 19, 20 March 2014

Vatican City, 20 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Bishop Jose Trinidad Zapata Ortiz of San Andres Tuxtla, Mexico, as bishop of Papantla (area 12,000, population 2,138, Catholics 1,729,000, priests 89, permanent deacons 1, religious 128), Mexico. – appointed Bishop Jose Valmor Cesar Teixeira, S.D.B. of Bom Jesus da Lapa, Brazil, [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 7 March 2014

Vatican City, 7 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Cristian Contreras Villarroel, auxiliary of the diocese of Santiago de Chile, Chile, as bishop of Melipilla (area 6,217, population 523,700, Catholics 418,700, priests 66, permanent deacons 65, religious 138), Chile. He succeeds Bishop Enrique Troncoso Troncoso, whose resignation upon reaching the age [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 6 March 2014

Vatican City, 6 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: - appointed Bishop Andre Marceau of Perpignan, France, as bishop of Nice (area 4,283, population 1,204,000, Catholics 774,000, priests 204, permanent deacons 38, religious 290), France. - appointed Bishop Antonio Carlos Felix of Lux, Brazil, as bishop of Governador Valadares (area 14,373, population 551,000, [...]

Looking for permanent home

After 16 years in Singapore, the Verbum Dei Missionaries are seeking a permanent home here.The community has lived in five different rented premises since its first missionary, Sr Maria Jose M Egido, arrived in 1997 from Spain. The constant shifting was due to rental increments.One of their former premises had its rent increased from $3,500 [...]

‘Constructive’ Meeting Of Bilateral Permanent Working Commission

Vatican City, 30 January 2013 (VIS) – Yesterday, 29 January, the Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel held a plenary meeting in Jerusalem to continue negotiations pursuant to Article 10 para. 2 of the Fundamental Agreement between the Holy See and the State of Israel. The meeting was [...]

7 permanent deacons ordained

New permanent deacons for Melaka-Johor diocese pose for a photo with Bishop Paul Tan. From left: Deacons Leslie Petrus, Anthony Chua, Joseph Gratian and Arama Dass, Bishop Paul Tan, Deacons Martin Louis, Offic Joseph and Steven Wong.JOHOR BAHRU – Seven men were ordained permanent deacons for the Melaka-Johor diocese on Aug 1, the first time [...]