Last Tuesday, 5th June, a Eucharistic Liturgy was celebrated on the second anniversary of Archbishop Luigi Padovese’s death. Most Rev. Padovese, Archbishop of Smyrna and Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia, was killed for his commitment in favour of dialogue and peace on 3rd June 2010 at Iskerdurun, in Turkey.
The liturgy was celebrated by Brother Mauro Jöhri, the General Minister of the Order of Capuchin Friar Minors, the order Most Rev. Pavese belonged to. During the liturgy Archbishop Pavese’s Mitre was laid on the altar gathering the memories of the witnesses of faith in Asia and Oceania.