Beirut: Priestly Ordination

On Saturday, July 1, 2017, Friar Elias Paolo MARSWANIAN was ordained a priest in the Armenian Catholic Cathedral of St. Elias and St. Gregory the Illuminator in Beirut, Lebanon. Coming from an Armenian-Catholic family, Friar Elias Paolo had the joy of being ordained by the imposition of the hands of His Beatitude Gregory Petros XX GABROYAN, Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia. Those concelebrating included the Most Reverend Cesar ESSAYAN, OFM […]

Romania: New Priests

On Friday, June 23, 2017, thirteen young men were ordained to the priesthood by the Most Reverend Petru GHERGHEL, Bishop of Iasi. The ceremony took place in the Roman Catholic Church of Iasi. Five of the newly ordained priests were friars from the Romanian Province of St. Joseph of the Order of the Friars Minor Conventual. The remaining eight were from the Diocese of Iasi. Others attending the celebration included: […]

Istanbul: Franciscan Priestly Ordination

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, Friar Andrew HOCHSTEDLER, OFM Conv., was ordained a priest at the Basilica of St. Anthony in Istanbul, Turkey.   This significant occasion was attended by friars from the Provincial Custody of the Orient and the Holy Land, a Custody of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. The Custody belongs to the Province of St. Joseph Spouse of the B.V.M. in Romania. Other participants included friars […]

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