Surviving Armenian genocide, Fr. Basilio, OFM, turns 101-years-old

Born in Turkey, Father Basilio Talatinian, when still a child, escaped the Armenian genocide of 1915; for this reason, he does not know the exact date of his birth. His baptismal certificate, however, carries the date of February 10, 1913.  That makes him, at least, 101-years-old!

After having cut the birthday cake, Friar Stéphane turned toward the deacon of the friars of the Custody to say: “We will celebrate again next year!” Best wishes for many more years, dear Father Basilio.