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“The inspiration of the summit is the declaration of Pope Paul VI in Evangelii Nuntiandi, n. 45: ‘The Church would feel guilty before the Lord if it failed to use the media for evangelization’,” CBCP President and Cebu Archbishop Jose S. Palma said in his message for the summit.
This morning's briefing on the work of the Council of Cardinals involved the extraordinary participation of Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, who communicated the Pope's approval of a proposal submitted by the eight cardinals – the creation of a Commission for the protection of minors.
The Vatican Apostolic Library (BAV) and the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford have joined forces to digitalise and make available online some of the most important and unique Bibles in the world, as well as biblical texts from their collections. From today, 3 December, the digitalised texts can be accessed at
The meetings of the Council of Cardinals continued, as planned, yesterday afternoon with the participation of the Holy Father.
Pope Benedict XVI on Monday (2013-02-11) said he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th. "After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry..." (Pope Benedict XVI)
Some 43 Bishops, priests, religious and lay people from 11 Asian countries participated in the eighth “Bishops’ Institute for Social Communication” (BISCOM 8) at Assumption University, Bangkok September 3-9, 2012.
Pope Benedict XVI met with the 6 new Cardinals created on Saturday, together with their families and friends. Cardinal James Michael HARVEY, Archpriest of the Papal Basilica of Saint Paul’s Outside the Walls; Cardinal Bechara BOUTROS RAÏ, Patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church in Lebanon; Cardinal Baselios Cleemis THOTTUNKAL, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankaras (India); Cardinal John Olorunfemi ONAIYEKAN, Archbishop of Abuja (Nigeria); Cardinal Luis Antonio TAGLE, Archbishop of Manila (Philippines); and Cardinal Rubén SALAZAR GÓMEZ, Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia).


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