Fr. Andrea Santoro (R.I.P.), Turkey and the Pope

Since this is a month dedicated to prayer for the dead and given the proximity of the Holy Father’s visit to Turkey I share with you here the image on a folding card printed by the Ponitifico Seminario Romano Maggiore in memory of the late Fr. Andrea Santoro, who was shot to death in Trabzon in Turkey on 3 May 2006. 

Be sure to pray for Fr. Santoro and perhaps even pray to Fr. Santoro, whom many think suffered the death of a martyr, for his assassin seems to have killed him out of hatred for Christ. 

Pray as well for a success outcome to the Holy Father’s visit to Turkey.

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  1. Yes Father, too many prayers would not be enough to pray for the Pope’s safe return from Turkey.

  2. Jon says:

    Yes, especially given this:

    How long, O Lord?

  3. Kevin says:

    Like many others, I shall be following closely until the Holy Father returns. I hope he will be well, some of those people on the news in Turkey are quite barbarians.

  4. Séamas says:

    Oremus pro Pater Santoro.

    Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

    Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Benedictus Sextus Decimus.

    Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius.

    Pater Noster, Ave Maria

    Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum Papa Benedictus Sextus Decimus, quem pastorem Ecclesiae tuae praeesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus praeest, proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum. Amen.

    Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis et Papa Benedictus!

    Pater Santoro, ora pro nobis et Papa Benedictus!

    Omnes Sanctos, orate pro nobis et Papa Benedictus!

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