Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Envoys Named to Close Pauline Year

Benedict XVI appointed seven cardinals to be his special envoys for the closing ceremonies of the Jubilee Year of St. Paul.

The ceremonies will take place at various Pauline sites June 29, the

In Syria, the special envoy will be Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, archbishop of Madrid, Spain, and in the Holy Land it will be Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, will preside at an event in Malta, and for Cyprus the Pope named Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue will represent the Pontiff in Turkey, and Cardinal Jozef Tomko, retired prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, will represent Benedict XVI in Greece.

In Lebanon, the Holy Father will be represented by Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, archbishop of Paris, France.
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