On the 13 th of June 2018, the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua was celebrated as at the St. Anthony’s Basilica, which is located in the Istiklal Caddesi.
Before the ceremony, a classical music concert was given by Eduard Iosif Antal. The mass was led by the Apostolic Vicar of Istanbul, Monsignor Ruben Tierrablanca Gonzalez and representatives from the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Chaldean Church and the Syriac Catholic Church have also participated.
Prof. Dr. Kenan Gursoy who was in charge as the Ambassador of Turkey to the Vatican between 2009-2014 and a small delegation accompanying him attended the celebration.
The chorus directed by the parish priest, Rev. Fr. Iosif Robu animated the celebration.