» 06/07/2006, 00.00
AsiaNews editor to receive Saint Anthony International Award in Padua
Father Cervellera is awarded the prize for his work which, like "a lighthouse of witness . . . illuminates the path of future missions that await the interest and the contribution of all Christians".
15/10/2012 ITALY - CHINA
Angelo Caloia: Vittorino Colombo Award to Fr Cervellera, passionate missionary and journalist
AsiaNews is reprinting the motivations for the award to its editor in chief, which were delivered by the jury chairman, Prof Angelo Caloia. Previous recipients include Vaclav Havel, Shirin Ebadi, Card Agostino Casaroli and Card Angelo Sodano. In addition to the memory of the late statesman, Fr Cervellera dedicated the prize to three Chinese bishops who have been banned from their ministry or have disappeared in police custody.
Fr. Bernardo Cervellera receives the Premio Giuliano Ragno 2008
The award ceremony took place Saturday morning, at the Milan offices of Avvenire. The honor was given in recognition of his "passionate, incisive, and thorough attention to events in Asia," and his missionary contribution to delicate topics "like the relationship between Church and China."
11/03/2010 SRI LANKA
The relics of Saint Anthony in Sri Lanka to bring “peace and unity” to the country
For the first time in 750 years, the saint’s remains have left Padua (Italy) to make a pilgrimage to the Asian nation. The initiative is part of the celebrations marking the 175th anniversary of the basilica of Kochchikade, which is dedicated to the saint, who in his life was a member of the Franciscan order. Thousands of people, Catholic and non-Catholic, are praying for the country’s “lost unity” and for a “better life”.
15/06/2009 SRI LANKA
Less money on Saint Anthony celebrations, more for refugees
In Dalupoth parish in Negomobo, near Colombo, the faithful use the patron saint’s feast day to collect aid for refuges.
Muslims celebrate Saint Anthony as well
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