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No. 46 • January - June 2008 • Page 124
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Masses in suffrage for the soul of Don Alvaro

In Rome, the Mass in suffrage for the Servant of God Álvaro del Portillo on the anniversary of his death was celebrated by Bishop Javier Echevarría in the Basilica of St. Eugene.

Masses were also celebrated for the anniversary of Don Alvaro’s death, on March 23, 1994, in many other cities throughout the world.

In Paraguay, the Bishop of Ciudad del Este, Most Rev. Rogelio Livieres, celebrated a solemn Mass in the Cathedral of Asunción.

In Celon, the Philippines, numerous faithful participated in the Mass concelebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Julito Cortes, together with several priests.

In San Salvador and in San Juan de Puerto Rico, the respective Archbishops celebrated the Eucharist in suffrage for Bishop Álvaro del Portillo.

As on other anniversaries of his holy death, large numbers of the faithful attended these Masses. By their participation, those present showed their gratitude to God for the life of Don Alvaro, whom they consider an intercessor before the Blessed Trinity.

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