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Friday, April 11, 2008


VATICAN CITY, 11 APR 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Fr. Nicolas Brouwet of the clergy of the diocese of Nanterre, France, pastor of Saint-Pierre et Saint-Jacques of Neuilly-sur-Seine, as auxiliary of Nanterre (area 175, population 1,436,000, Catholics 861,000, priests 239, permanent deacons 38, religious 399). The bishop-elect was born in Suresnes, France in 1962 and ordained a priest in 1992.
NEA/.../BROUWET                            VIS 20080411 (70)


VATICAN CITY, 11 APR 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in separate audiences:

 - Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

 - Cardinal George Pell, archbishop of Sydney, Australia.

 - Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza, apostolic nuncio to Ireland.

 - Bishop Pierre Burcher of Reykjavik, Iceland.

  This evening, he is scheduled to receive Cardinal William Joseph Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Faith.
AP/.../...                                VIS 20080411 (70)


VATICAN CITY, 11 APR 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father has sent a telegram to Cardinal Norbero Rivera Carrera, archbishop of Mexico, Mexico, for the death yesterday at the age of 88 of Cardinal Ernesto Corripio Ahumada, archbishop emeritus of the same archdiocese.

  "Deeply saddened by the death of the beloved Cardinal Ernesto Corripio Ahumada, archbishop emeritus of Mexico, following a lengthy illness borne with great serenity", the Pope writes, "I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to you, to the relatives of the late cardinal and to all the beloved Mexican people. I join you in commending this zealous pastor who served his people with such charity to the mercy of the heavenly Father.

  "His generous and intense episcopal ministry in Tampico and later as archbishop of Antequera, Puebla de los Angeles and Mexico, as well as his service as president of his country's episcopal conference for a number of years, all testify to his immense love for God and for the Church, and his great dedication to the cause of the Gospel".
TGR/DEATH CORRIPIO/MEXICO:RIVERA            VIS 20080411 (190)

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