25 January 2008
Comemoration of the Conversion of St. Paul
There was held a Tarsus, his birthplace, an Ecumenical prayer presided by the Bishop of Padua, Monsignor Antonio Mattiazzo, by our Bishop, Monsignor Luigi Padovese, by the Maronite Bishop of Aleppo, Monsignor Joseph Amis Abi Aad, the Syrian Patriarch of Adiyaman, Monsignor Gregorios Melki Urek and the Evangelical Pastor of Adana, Sukru. Present at the service were many participants from Adana, Iskenderun and Mersin. There were also present a group of Friars Minor from Foggia, Italy doing an itinerant course of renewal.