15 August 2006 Feast of the Asuumption at Guzelyayla
Father Joseph Petrila with a group of young people go the night before on foot to our house in the mountain which is 18 miles from our Church at Iskenderun. Our Bishop, Monsignor Luigi Padovese presides at the liturgical celebration with a good participation of the local faithful and who had come especially for the Mass from Iskenderun.
10 August 2006 Visit of the Italian Ambassador
We had a visit by the Italian Ambassador who visited the church of Tarsus where the sisters and priest of Iskenderun went to meet him. Unfortunately the Bishop was not in Turkey at this time.