VATICAN CITY, OCT 16, 2006 (VIS) - In response to an invitation from Ahmet Necdet Sezer, president of Turkey, the Holy Father Benedict XVI will make an apostolic trip to that country from November 28 to December 1, 2006, visiting Ankara, Ephesus and Istanbul.
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BBC has a piece up on this. This little paragraph is in my mind not anything major. It's just the usual little formality we see every trip. If he /wasn't/ going, that would have warranted something bit more extensive than this.
- Appointed Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B., as a member of the commission of cardinals overseeing the activities of the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR).
This is just a formality as well, appointing the Cardinal-Secretary to the commission of the Vatican Bank. I always thought the Vatican Bank and all the conspiracy theories swirling around it were far more interesting than that crap Dan Brown wrote about. ;)