Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018

Beatification ceremony being prepared for anti-Mafia priest


Palermo, May 24 - Preparations are underway
Friday for the beatifying ceremony of the anti-Mafia priest
Father Giuseppe "Pino" Puglisi, killed by the mob in 1993.
Puglisi's remains were transported in April to Palermo's
main cathedral where Saturday's beatification ceremony will take
Palermo city authorities expect 80,000 people to attend the
ceremony for the popular priest who was gunned down by the Mafia
on his 56th birthday in the Brancaccio neighbourhood.
"The martyrdom of Father Puglisi is a call for us to
remember that the Church must be on the frontline", Cardinal
Paolo Romeo, Archbishop of Palermo, said.
"Don Puglisi has become a worldwide example of faith and
social commitment," Romeo said.
Pope Francis has delegated Cardinal Salvatore De Giorgi to
attend the ceremony in Palermo for the Holy See.

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