In Dublin, the 50° International Eucharistic Congress at its end key. This Sunday, June 17, in the early afternoon, local 14 hours, the cardinal Marc Ouellet, papal legate, will preside over the Statio Orbis, the messe conclusive, in the iconic stadium of Croke Park, one of the symbolic places of the Irish capital. A video message from the Pope will be distributed during the celebration.
The Holy See clarified its position on the subject of the United Nations Conference on sustainable development known as Rio + 20. In a long text published by L'Osservatore Romano, the journal of the Vatican, the Holy See advocated a strengthening of the alliance between the men and their environment, as well as a change of production and consumption patterns. The right to development, to a healthy natural environment and social well-being are closely linked to the dignity of man. The Holy See warns against a technique without ethics.
Archbishop Dominique MAMBERTI, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, received the ambassadors of the EU countries accredited to the Holy See. The opportunity to make a point at the end of the half of the Danish presidency. The meeting was held in Rome this Monday. "The way out of the crisis - has said Archbishop Mamberti - cannot be based only on technical solutions, even innovative, but must be based on the common European framework, which sees in the figure, and the responsibilities of the human person a invaluable resource ".
The Pope has received this Thursday in hearing the director general of FAO, José Graziano da Silva. This Brazilian agronomist for 62 years has been minister of food security in his country and since the first last January, the eighth director general of the un Institution founded in 1945. Benedict XVI had already met Jose Graziano da Silva last July, during the Audience granted to the participants of the 37ThConference of the FAO. On this occasion, the Pope had asked the international community to implement "all efforts to help eradicate poverty", even more serious phenomenon in a period of global economic crisis.
New time of reflection at the end of the meeting between the Holy See and the Priestly Fraternity Saint Pius X
In a statement released this Thursday, the press room of the Holy See said that on 13 June, the Cardinal Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and president of the Ecclesia Dei commission has met with Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Fraternity Saint Pius X. Here are the contents of this release:
Dublin hosts the 50° International Eucharistic Congress since June 10 and until the Sunday, June 17. Tens of thousands of people from all over the world to participate this week to the catecheses and workshops conducted by the Bishops and theologians. Among the guests of this congress include the cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and the cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois , Archbishop of Paris. As well as Dr. Michael Jackson, the Anglican archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough, and the Brother Alois, prior of the ecumenical community of Taizé. The congress, is based around the theme "The Eucharist: communion with Christ and between us". A theme from of the Dogmatic Constitution Lumen Gentium of the Vatican Council II.
"In a world where we are in danger of not to trust as to the efficiency and the power of human means, we are called to rediscover the power of God which is transmitted, and is communicated in the prayer in which we grow each day in accordance with our life to that of God, and even if we are weak, as we saw the power of God". During the general audience on Wednesday morning in the Vatican, Benedict XVI has based his catechesis on the experience of St. Paul, narrated in chapter XII of the second Epistle to the Corinthians.
The bilateral commission, charged with finding an agreement legal-financial on the property of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land, met this 12 June at the Vatican. No decision has been announced, but significant progress is reported. The dealings going on for years to achieve the implementation of the Basic Agreement concluded in 1993. The economic agreement concerned the tax status of the Church in Israel and the protection of church properties.
The Vatican has called on the American religious to stick to the line that their has been indicated, especially in matters of sexual morality and of female priesthood. A meeting took place at the headquarters of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the faith, in Rome. The delegation of LCWR (Conference of religious superior of the United States ) has been invited to observe the magisterium of the Church and to cooperate with the Holy See and with the United States Conference of Catholic bishops .
Benedict XVI presided over a ceremony Monday evening in the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome, for the opening of the pastoral and ecclesial Convention of the diocese of Rome. It theme this year is: "Go therefore! Made of the disciples, name them and teach them": are rediscovering the beauty of baptism". It is therefore a long catechesis on the baptism that the Pope we offered. Without text, Benedict XVI, for approximately one-half hour, held to remind that "receive baptism unites us to God for the whole life and that it is a mistake to defer the baptism at the age where we can understand the meaning, because become a Christian is not only a decision. Life itself is given to us without that we can choose to be born or not. Baptize the children is not an impediment to their freedom, but it is a necessity to give meaning to the gift of life. It is a necessary good that we can give without scruples. "