venerdì 28 novembre 2014

Padre Monge: «In Turchia Papa Francesco a un crocevia della Storia»

«La Turchia è un crocevia fondamentale della Storia cristiana. Ma è anche uno snodo politico e strategico della Storia contemporanea, in un’area caldissima del pianeta, punto di incontro – e talvolta di scontro – tra le fedi. Il Papa, venendo qui, si fa ambasciatore di una Chiesa che sta ai crocevia della Storia; alle periferie, che è vicina alle sofferenze, al battito del cuore di questa umanità di oggi»....LEGGI su Terrasanta.net

sabato 15 novembre 2014

Turkey, The Small Church That Will Embrace Pope Francis.

“Ever since the Pope’s visit was first announced, there has been a climate of expectation: “Blessed he who comes in the name of the Lord!” And now that we have received the official programme, the different commissions preparing for this historic event are at work. ” We have less than a month to get ready to welcome the Bishop of Rome who oversees the Universal Church in charity.”Father Ruben Tierrablanca, Mexican, Vicar General of the Apostolic Vicariate of Istanbul and the Superior of the international community of Friars Minor (which the Minister General of the Franciscan Order wanted in Istanbul as a presence to dialogue between Christian traditions and the Turkish Muslim world) cannot conceal his trepidation for the forthcoming visit by Pope Francis to Turkey, from 28th to 30th November.....LEGGI su Terrasanta.net

domenica 2 novembre 2014

All Souls' Day, Latin Catholic celebration.

All Souls' Day was celebrated with a prayer in the Latin Catholic cemetery of Istanbul at 4 p.m. on November the 2nd. The celebration was leaded by the Bishop mons.Louis Pelâtre and the General Vicar fr.Ruben Tierrablanca.



All Souls' Day is a day of prayer for the dead, particularly but not exclusively one's relatives. In Western Christianity the annual celebration is held on 2 November and is associated with All Saints' Day (1 November). In the liturgical books of the Latin Church it is called The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (in latin Commemoratio Omnium Fidelium Defunctorum), and it is celebrated annually on 2 November, even if this date falls on a Sunday.

martedì 28 ottobre 2014

domenica 5 ottobre 2014

Feast of Saint Francis' Transit


On October 3, the Transit of Saint Francis was celebrated in the church of Saint Mary. At noon of October 4, there was a lunch of the Franciscan brotherhood with the Protestant pastors of Istanbul. In the evening, the Apostolic Vicar of Istanbul Monsignor Louis Pelâtre presided over the Mass of St. Francis in the church of St. Anthony, with the participation of representatives of the Greek Orthodox, the Syrian Orthodox and the Syrian Catholic churches, and with the Catholic delegation of the Armenian community, under the new Bishop Monsignor Boghos Levon Zekiyan.


Am 3. Oktober wurde das Ableben des heiligen Franziskus in der Kirche der Santa Maria gefeiert. Am 4. Oktober gab es ein Mittagessen der franziskanischen Bruderschaft mit den protestantischen Pastoren aus Istanbul. Abends, hielte der apostolische Vikar von Istanbul, Mons. Louis Pelâtre, die Messe des heiligen Franziskus in der Kirche des heiligen Antonius, mit Vertretern der griechisch-orthodoxen, syrisch-orthodoxen, syrisch-katholischen Kirchen und mit der katholischen Delegation der armenischen Gemeinde, unter dem neuen Bischof Mons. Boghos Levon Zekiyan.

Festa di San Francesco



Il 3 ottobre è stato celebrato il Transito di San Francesco nella chiesa di Santa Maria. Il 4 ottobre a mezzogiorno si è svolto il pranzo della fraternità francescana con i pastori protestanti di Istanbul. Alla sera, il vicario apostolico di Istanbul mons. Louis Pelâtre  ha presieduto la messa di San Francesco nella chiesa di Sant'Antonio con la partecipazione di rappresentanti delle chiese ortodossa greca, ortodossa siriana, cattolica siriana e la delegazione della comunità armena cattolica guidata dal nuovo vescovo mons. Levon Boghos Zekiyan.


El 3 de octubre se ha celebrado el Tránsito de San Francisco en la iglesia de Santa María. El 4 de octubre a mediodía tuvo lugar el almuerzo de la fraternidad franciscana con los pastores protestantes de Estambul. A la tarde el vicario apostólico de Estambul mons. Louis Pelâtre ha presedido la misa de San Francisco en la iglesia de San Antonio con la participación de representantes de la iglesia ortodoxa griega, ortodoxa siria, católica siria y la delegación católica armenia guiados po su nuevo obispo mons. Levon Boghos Zekiyan.