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Thursday, October 6, 2011


VATICAN CITY, 6 OCT 2011 (VIS) - Msgr. Cesare Pasini, prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Library, visited the Turkish city of Istanbul earlier this month in the company of Delio Proverbio, the library's "scriptor orientalis".

Msgr. Pasini met with Mustafa Sarigul, mayor of Sisli district, who on 10 October will present a book written by Rinaldo Marmara, spokesperson and cultural attache of the Turkish Episcopal Conference, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the Holy See and Turkey. He also visited Bahcesehir University and met with Kadir Topbas, mayor of Istanbul to whom he gave a facsimile of Ptolemy's "Geography". The visit was intended to be a foundation for future cultural relations between the Holy See and the Turkish State.
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VATICAN CITY, 6 OCT 2011 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received in separate audiences:

- Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, apostolic nuncio to Belarus.

- Eight prelates from the Indonesian Episcopal Conference, on their "ad limina" visit:

- Archbishop Florentinus Sului Hajang Hau M.S.F. of Samarinda.

- Bishop Petrus Boddeng Timang of Baniarmasin.

- Bishop Aloysius Maryadi Sutrisnaatmaka M.S.F. of Palangkaraya.

- Bishop Justinus Harjosusanto M.S.F. of Tanjung Selor.

- Archbishop Johannes Maria Trilaksyanta Pujasumarta of Semarang.

- Bishop Herman Joseph Sahadat Pandoyoputro O. Carm. of Malang.

- Bishop Julianus Kemo Sunarko S.J. of Purwokerto.

- Bishop Vincentius Sutikno Wisaksono of Surabaya.
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