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

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

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.