Latin Patriarch Emeritus Fouad Twal has presided at a Requiem Mass held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Husun marking the elapse of one year for the passing away of Franciscan Fr. Shadi Bader. The Holy Mass was attended by relatives of late Fr. Shadi and was concelebrated by Franciscan Fr. Rashid Mustrih, Fr. Bashir, Fr. Iyad, and Fr. Rif'at Bader.
In his homily, Patriarch Twal reviewed the major events related to the life of Fr. Shadi who served in the parishes of Damascus, Rome, Aleppo and Latakia noting that he had passed away in a traffic accident on the road leading to Damascus. He said, "With his passing away we have lost a loving, friendly and humble person, yet this is God’s will. We pray that the Lord would instill patience, consolation and strength of faith into his relatives. We also pray for the Franciscan Order and the Latin Patriarchate, so that the Lord would always provide us with new vocations."