The stole is kept in the chapel dedicated to the martyrs in Europe. Don Pino Puglisi was killed by the Mafia onSeptember 15, 1993, the day of his 56th birthday, due to his ongoing evangelical and social commitment at theBrancaccio neighborhood in Palermo. In Don Pino Puglisi’s words: "Jesus said,"He who wants to be my disciple, take up his cross daily and follow me. It may seem terrifying to take up the cross to be a disciple of Jesus, but if we want to grow, this will be the logic. If we want to remain immature, then we will refuse the logic of the cross, the logic of the grain of wheat. He who wants to grow must accept the logic of the grain of wheat ... We have to live in grace: this is the secret so as not have fear of death, so as not to die. The secret to face it with courage, even joy, is to die during life, mortifying oneself,to know how to stand apart, that is, to know how to live stretching towards heaven".