National Catholic Register


The Pope’s Week

BY Jim Cosgrove

December 27, 1998-January 2, 1999 Issue | Posted 12/27/98 at 2:00 AM



Saturday, Dec. 12:

• Lucas Cardinal Moreira Neves, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

Tuesday, Dec. 15:

• Delegation of the Croatian bishops’ conference and of the Republic of Croatia in order to sign an accord with the Holy See.

• Archbishop Beniamino Stella, apostolic nuncio to Cuba.

• Valeriy Pustovoitenko, Prime Minister of the Ukraine, with his wife and entourage.

• Camillo Cardinal Ruini, vicar general for the diocese of Rome, with clergy caring for the universities in the diocese of Rome.

Thursday, Dec. 18:

• Bishop Javier Echevarria Rodriguez, Opus Dei prelate.

• Lech Walesa, accompanied by his wife and entourage.

• Archbishop Jorge Maria Mejia, archivist and librarian of the Holy Roman Church.

• Paul Cardinal Poupard, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture.

Other Activities

Saturday, Dec. 12:

• Appointed Archbishop Paul Cordes, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, as member of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Wednesday, Dec. 16:

• Appointed Fr. Brian Farrell LC, official at the Secretariat of State, as head official of the Section for General Affairs.

The Pope's Prayer Intentions for January

General: That during this year dedicated to God the Father believers learn to open confidently their hearts to God as children confide in their father and mother.

Mission: That men and women, all over the world, open their hearts to God the Father and become more united among themselves.