60th anniversary of Vatican diplomatic relations with Turkey

Istanbul Aydın University provides great service to history researchers by publishing the edition “Türkiye ile Vatikan Diplomatik İlişkilere Doğru (Towards Turkey-Vatican Papacy Diplomatic Relations)” of Rinaldo Marmara has written under the light of Vatican Ministry of Foreign Affairs archive. The edition is the first documented catalog book in Turkey of the history of Turkey-Vatican relations.

3rd Sunday of Easter

Christ Appears to the Disciples on the Mountain in Galilee Panel from the Maesta Altarpiece of Siena (Duccio di Buoninsegna - d. 1319)
Christ Appears to the Disciples on the Mountain in Galilee Panel from the Maesta Altarpiece of Siena (Duccio di Buoninsegna – d. 1319)


Paskalya devresi – 3. Pazar Günü

3ème Dimanche de Pâques

3ª Domenica di Pasqua


Meditasyon

ONLINE – Exequial mass on Tuesday, Dec.29 at 11:00 a.m.

 

To the Priests, Consecrated and Lay Faithful of the Apostolic Vicariate of Istanbul

 

On the evening of Tuesday, December 22, at about 11:13 p.m.,
our Brother and Father Bishop Rubén TIERRABLANCA GONZALEZ OFM, Titular Bishop of Tubernuca and Apostolic Vicar of Istanbul, passed away at the age of 68, called by our heavenly Father. He had been hospitalized at Koç University Hospital since December 2. 
In this sad circumstance, we present our condolences to his sister Mrs. Celia, to the Religious Family of the Friars Minor, to all his close collaborators and to the faithful of the Vicariate who mourn his loss. May the Lord reward our Brother and Father Bishop Ruben for the gift of his consecrated life in the service of the Church, and may the Lord Jesus receive him as a good and faithful servant in the joy of his kingdom. 

 

An exequial mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 29 at 11:00 a.m. in the Cathedral absente cadavere, and burial will follow after the mass in Feriköy Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Seats are limited, and entrance to the cathedral will be allowed only to those who have an official ticket from their parish.

 

The ceremony will be broadcast on SAT-7 TÜRK. It is recommended that you participate primarily by attending the live broadcast on SAT-7 TÜRK.  For those who wish, it is possible to visit the Cathedral for a prayer of suffrage. 

Due to the limitations imposed by the pandemic, you may leave a message of condolence on this site: https://www.facebook.com/ruben.tierrablanca.39/  

 

125th anniversary of the Coronation of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Dearly beloved,

Pope Francis is granting all the faithful of the world the possibility of obtaining an indulgence while staying at home on 12 December on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Coronation of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
On this occasion, I want to invite you to pray for our Bishop Ruben.
I suggest that you pray for him tomorrow, 12/12 at 12 noon so that we can have a communion in prayer in the Vicariate that Bishop Ruben desires.
Let us pray to the Lord Jesus that, through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, He may grant Bishop Ruben the grace of good health.
You can use the attached poster to invite others to pray.

Peace and Good
Br Pawel Szymala OFMCap, vic.del.