The centre said it added its voice to the pontifical
council in its Ramadan message, congratulating Muslims on the start of the blessed month and wishing the fasting believers happiness and reassurance, and the fruit of the spirit and love for God Almighty and humanity as a whole.
Francis created the new office by combining the pontifical
councils for the laity and for the family.
He said that the Pontifical
Council and the Iranian delegation discussed the problems of family in modern world and concluded that Muslims and Christians should cooperate on this issue.
He studied at the Loyola College in Chennai (1952-1953) and then was sent to Rome to pursue higher studies in Canon Law at the Pontifical
Urbaniana University (1953-1956) from where he obtained a Doctorate with distinction.
An alumnus of the Pontifical
North American College in Rome who received his doctorate in Church History from the Pontifical
Gregorian University in 1983.
va, the Vatican's news agency and FIDES, the Pontifical
Mission Societies' news agency.
A blog post examined the conjunction of a Vatican announcement regarding the formation of the Pontifical
Academy for Latin Studies and the advent of Pope Benedict's personal Twitter account.
He will also take on responsibility as President of the Pontifical
Commission Ecclesia Dei, the Pontifical
Biblical Commission and the International Theological Commission.
A spokesman said: "It is the first time in history that a Sikh will be honoured with the Pontifical
Order of Knighthood of St Gregory.
A controversial scientific conference which featured pro-embryonic stem cell researchers and was to be sponsored by the Vatican's Pontifical
Academy for Life has been cancelled, just one month before it was to take place.
A SPECIAL bilingual service of dedication and blessing will be held in Bangor Cathedral next Sunday to celebrate the return of the Bangor Pontifical
BIBLICAL INSTITUTE: A CENTURY OF HISTORY (1909-2009).
She was awarded a commission to represent a global charity, the Pontifical
Missionary Society, in The Stevens Competition which promotes the art and craft of glass making.
Evgenija Ilieva, former First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia to the Holy See, received the Pontifical
Medal, Dominam Commendatariam Ordinis Sancti Gregorii Magni, which, based on a decision of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, was for the first time awarded to a female diplomat from the Republic of Macedonia.
Cardinal Trujillo was appointed president of the Pontifical
Council for the Family by John Paul II in November 1990.