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Vatican correspondent John Allen Jr to visit Sydney


The journalist described by the London Tablet as the most authoritative Vatican writer in the English language, John Allen Jr is to visit Sydney this month.

Mr Allen is the Vatican correspondent for the US newspaper The National Catholic Recorder and a CNN analyst of Vatican affairs.

He will speak at a luncheon for the media on 16 February which is being held to mark the launch of the Australian Bishops' Pastoral Letter on the Church and the Media. He will also sit on a panel of Church and media personalities at the launch of the pastoral letter that evening.

The pastoral letter will be officially launched by the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Ambrose De Paoli. It was to have been launched by the President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop John Foley. However Archbishop Foley had to cancel his trip to Australia after learning that his presence was required in Rome for a meeting on the day of the launch.

Archbishop Foley will appear at the launch of the pastoral document via a video message.

SOURCE
Vatican correspondent John Allen Jr to visit Sydney (Australian Catholic Bishops Conference 1/2/06)

LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
John L. Allen: The Word From Rome (National Catholic Reporter)
Bishops' Committee for the Media

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2 Feb 2006