2ª Domenica di Quaresima – A
Paskalya’ya Hazırlık Devresi – 2. Pazar Günü – A
2ème Dimanche de Carême – A
Dear brothers and sisters,
Our bishop, Mgr Massimiliano Palinuro, invites you to the celebration of Mass on Ash Wednesday (22 February) in the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit.
The Mass will take place after the Sacrament of Confession (mystery of repentance and reconciliation) at 6 p.m., followed by Holy Mass and the imposition of ashes at 7 p.m.
The Presidents of Council of Bishops of European countries who are in Prague for the Synod Meeting of Continental level issued a statement forthe effects of the earthquake that caused great damage in the south of Turkey and north of Syria.
In the statement, it was stated that they pray for everyone affected by the earthquake and that the activities foraid and supports of Caritas are actively providing.
On 7 January 2023 a commemorative mass will take place at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit for the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI. The ceremony starts at 6.00pm for those who wish to attend.
Our brother, fr. Marcelo Antonio Cisneros OFM, parish priest of the Church of Mater Dolorosa Katolik Kilisesi in Samsun (Turkey),died on morning of 14th of December 2022 due to broken abdominal aortic aneurysm, at age 64.
The Holy Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, 20th of December 2022 at 18.00 in the Church of Santa Maria Draperis in Istanbul.
Last year on the evening of Dec. 7, 2021, the eve of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, the episcopal consecration of our Bishop H.E. Most Rev. Msgr. Massimiliano PALINURO, Vicar Apostolic of Istanbul, took place.
Tonight, Dec. 7, 2022, at 6 p.m. Msgr. PALINURO will preside over the Holy Mass of Thanksgiving in Saint-Esprit Cathedral on the first anniversary of his episcopal consecration. We are invited to join him in the prayer of thanksgiving. May the Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary Immaculate, give him grace and health and keep him long in His service in guiding the faithful entrusted to his care.
Mons. Kmetec said that “The whole nation was shocked and deeply sadden by the appalling news of the bomb blast on last Sunday, 13th November, 2022 at Istanbul’s Istiklal Avenue that left at least six people dead and 81 injured. On behalf of all the Bishops of Turkey and the Christian Community our deepest condolences and sympathies with the begrieve families at the loss of precious lives and we pray for the speedy recovery of the injured” in his message.
On 7-9 October 2022 the Synodal Conference of the Church in Turkey took place at the Archdiocese of Izmir, which saw the meeting of the representatives of all the people of God who live in this land under the guidance of the Spirit in the certainty that he still has much to say to our Churches as it was two thousand years ago.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received Vatican Ambassador to Ankara Mons. Marek Solczynski at the Presidential Complex.
Ambassador Solczynski presented his letter of credence to President Erdoğan at the reception. Ambassador Solczynski introduced some embassy members to President Erdoğan.
The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Msgr. Walter Erbì, nunciature counsellor, as apostolic nuncio in Liberia, at the same time elevating him to the titular see of Nepi, with the dignity of Archbishop.
Msgr. Walter Erbì was born in Turin, Italy, on 8 January 1968. He was ordained a priest on 10 May 1992, and incardinate in the diocese of Iglesias.
He graduated in canon law.
He entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on 1 July 2001 and has served in the apostolic nunciature in the Philippines, in the General Affairs Section of the Secretariat of State and in the Pontifical Representations in Italy, the United States of America and Turkey.
He speaks Spanish, English and French.