Appointments & Meetings

Saturday, Sept. 8

E Bishop Vital Masse as bishop of Mont-Laurier, Canada, following the resignation of Bishop Jean Gratton who reached 75, the age limit.

E Accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Andrea Veggio of Verona, Italy, who reached 75. E Father Joseph Luc Andre Bouchard as bishop of Saint Paul, Canada.

E Bishop Dante Lafranconi as bishop of Cremona, Italy.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Msgr. Luis Sainz Hinojosa as auxiliary bishop of Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Met With

Saturday, Sept. 8

E Francesco Storace, president of the Lazio region of Italy. E Archbishop Francesco March-isano, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Patrimony of the Church and of the Pontifical Commission of Sacred Archeology.

E Msgr. Piero Monni, Holy See permanent observer to the World Tourism Organization.

E Bishop Salvatore Boccaccio of Frosinone-Veroli-Ferentino, Italy.

Monday, Sept. 10

E Archbishop Rino Passigato, apostolic nuncio in Peru.

E Archbishop Mario Roberto Cassari, apostolic nuncio in the Congo and in Gabon.

E Five members of the bishops’ conference of Haiti on their ad limina visit, which heads of dioceses make every five years to review their diocese with the Pope and Vatican officials.

E Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone, top officials of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

E Cardinal Joachim Meisner, archbishop of Cologne, Germany.

Thursday, Sept. 13

E Six members of the bishops’ conference of Haiti on their ad limina visit.

Friday, Sept. 14

E Archbishop Thomas Yeh Shengnan, apostolic nuncio in Sri Lanka.