Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The rest is a historical catastrophe which has hindered rather than promoted the salvation of which the Pope spoke.After having listened to Their Eminences the Cardinals, We announce,
We determine and We convene, on the authority of Our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul and our own authority, for the coming year 1962 the second Ecumenical and general Council of the Vatican, which will be held in the Vatican Basilica on the days that the Divine Providence will inspire us to determine.
We also desire and command that at this Ecumenical Council determined by Us, Our Beloved Sons Their Eminences the Cardinals, Our Honourable Brothers the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops and Bishops, both resident and titular, from all parts of the world are present and likewise all those of the Church who have the right and the duty to be present at the Ecumenical Council.
Bosnien: Kardinal sieht EU-Integrationsprozess kritisch
The Archbishop of Sarajevo, Cardinal Vinko Puljic has given a critical perspective from the church on the EU integration process in his traditional Christmas reception on Boxing Day. "Up until now, the process of integration has proven to be inadequate," said Puljic. The crisis comes from the fact that the fundamental moral and spiritual values are missing, as these would be the basis for rapprochement between people - and not only the benefits, interests, profits and consumption added the Bosnian cardinal. Generally a recession is spoken of "but it is really a depression," said Puljic. The Cardinal on religious policy in Bosnia-Herzegovina said he had at last year's Christmas reception mentioned the problem of VAT reimbursement which the ecclesiastical institutions are not obtaining. One faced a "crippled state" which could not resolve the problems that affect the freedom and rights of churches and religious communities, solvent. This also concerns the restitution laws and de-nationalization, the law on religious holidays or laws on social security and pension insurance for employees of religious institutions.
A year ago the battling Cardinal was facing eviction.