“The Church of Turkey wishes to know, love, serve and proclaim the Lord Jesus more and more and to recognize him present, like the disciples of Emmaus, in the act of breaking bread through the celebration of the Year of the Eucharist. We wish to deepen the faith of the church community on this Sacrament through catechesis and other means to participate more and more actively and consciously in liturgical celebrations, and to remember after eating the Bread of Heaven that we are called to share the earthly bread with all people in poverty and need.”
In his message to the President of Turkey, Mons. Martin wrote that “On the happy occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Republic of Türkiye, I would like to
offer you the fervent good wishes of the Bishops and all Catholic Christians living in this nation”.