MIL OSI Translation. Region: Italy –
Source: The Holy See in the Italian
Headline: ASIA/TURKEY – “I love Turkey”. Ten years ago, the murder of Bishop Luigi Padovese, a “man of communion”
Rome – “Also Luigi Padovese, like St. John XXIII, you can say that he loved Turkey and loved the turks”. This was underlined by fra Luca Bianchi ofmCap, president of the franciscan Institute of Spirituality of the Pontifical University Antonianum, remembering the bishop, a capuchin, the Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia, killed in Iskenderun by his driver on 3 June 2010. Among Whites, now at the helm of the Institute presided over for 17 years by the same Padovese, has drawn even with his personal testimony, the figure of the bishop, his brother, who spoke at the commemoration organized on-line by the Institute of the Tiber river on the tenth anniversary of his violent death. Luigi Padovese – told between Luke White – he had a special love for Turkey, which began long before his episcopal ordination, starting from his passion for the apostolic witnesses and the Fathers of the Church. “He – he said that between White – defined the Turkey as the Holy Land of the Church’. As Palestine is the Holy Land of Jesus, so for him there was a ‘Holy Land’ of the first spread of christianity. Suffice it to recall that Antioch of Syria, currently in Turkish territory, is the first place where those who followed Jesus were called ” christians”.
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