.- The Vatican has announced that Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopex Rodriguez, Archbishop of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic will represent Pope Benedict during the 400th anniversary celebrations of St. Toribio de Mogrovejo at the end of this month. St. Toribio is patron Saint of the Church in Latin America.
The Vatican released a letter from the Pope today, which was dated March 4th and appoints the Cardinal archbishop of Santo Domino as his special envoy.
The celebrations are due to be held in Lima, Peru from April 24th to the 29th.
Msgrs. Pedro Rufino Hidalgo Diaz, rector of the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Lima and member of the cathedral chapter; Alberto Maravi Petrozzi, rector of the major seminary of St. Toribio and member of the cathedral chapter; and Angelo Accattino, secretary of the apostolic nunciature to Peru will all accompany the cardinal.