Rome: Prayer Vigil for Europe

Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. Donald Kos, OFM Conv. was in attendance. He has spent all of his years in ministry in service to our Order in Rome since his December 23, 1961 Ordination to the Priesthood in this very Basilica. He currently serves as the Judicial Vicar of the Ecclesiastic Tribunal of Vatican City State.

An article on our Order’s website by Friar Agnello Stoia, OFM Conv.. Pastor of the Basilica of the Twelve Holy Apostles (La Basilica Santi XII Apostoli), on what may have been the first ecumenical prayer service, ever held in the basilica. The Friary of the Twelve Holy Apostles is our Order’s General Curia.

At least 750 people attended the vigil which was presided over by His Eminence Kurt Cardinal KOCH, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Representatives of several Christian denominations were present, including members of the Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican and Waldensian Churches.Read More