Friday, March 14, 2008

Requiem: Archiep. Paulos Faraj Rahho...

Please pray for the soul of Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho. I saw him in the Hall of Benedictions above the atrium of the Vatican Basilica this past November. This coming May he was supposed to return to Rome to ordain one of his Chaldean rite seminarians to the diaconate (from the Seminario G.P. II).

"When the Turks succeeded in disembarking at Otranto, murdering the archbishop in his cathedral, martyrizing 800 men, and carrying off women and children into slavery, Mahomet II had boasted to the world that he would top St. Peter's dome with the Crescent Moon and wind the Pope's head in a turban."

St. Pius V by Robin Anderson, 1978.

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