2010-11-10 15:10:04

Pope calls cardinals to pray and reflect prior to Consistory

(November 10,2010) Pope Benedict XVI has called cardinals and cardinals-designate for a day of reflection and prayer that will have two main themes: religious freedom around the world, and the liturgy in the life of the Church. Current cardinals and the 24 prelates, who will be elevated to the rank of cardinals at the Nov. 20 consistory were invited to the reflection day in a recent letter sent by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals. The day of reflection and prayer will be held at the Vatican Nov. 19, the eve of the consistory.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, will give an introductory talk on “Religious freedom in the world and new challenges.” And Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments will speak on “The liturgy in the life of the Church”.
At the afternoons session Archbishop Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, will speak on "10 Years After 'Dominus Iesus.'” And Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, will give two talks: one on the Church's response to cases of sexual abuse and the other on the constitution "Anglicanorum Coetibus," which provides for receiving Anglicans into the Catholic Church.

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