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Celebration of the memorial service of Mons Carmine Rocco
in the church of San Simeone Prophet in Camigliano



In the photo, the family members in front of the plaque in his honor



Mons. Carmine Rocco


On May the 12th 2017, on the 35th anniversary of Mons. Rocco's death, a ceremony was held in his honor in the "San Simeone Profeta" church of Camigliano. It was officiated by the Bishop of Calvi and Teano, together with the parish priest and other ministers. Among those was the Dean of the Seminary in Posillipo. The sisters of the Sant'Antonio Maria Claret, mons. Rocco's family, the Mayor of Camigliano, the councillor of culture and the local inhabitants also participated in the celebration. The bishop's words were beautiful as he retraced Mons. Rocco's life. He outlined how vital the figure of the Nuncio is for the Church of those countries where it operates and how this difficult quest is carried out in total obedience to the Church, often in solitude. The Nuncio also has to adapt to the culture of different countries and to different people and customs. After the celebration was over, the nuns of the Seclusion monastery fo San Biagio ad Aversa wanted a message of rememberance and prayer to be read for Mons. Carmine Rocco. A pilgrimage then took place, from the Church to the nursing home "Santi Vincenzo e Clemente", through the narrow streets of the town. Refreshments were then served in the retirement home's garden, all stemming from the local cuisine and typical dishes, very simple yet traditional and genuine food to pay homage to mons. Rocco's taste. Finally, at day's end, a guided tour of the retirement home which included meeting the guests took place. Sincere thanks and praise were then given to the sisters of the Sant'Antonio Maria Claret order for their selfless and remarkable work. It was a unique and unforgettable experience for all of us who took part. A serene and friendly atmosphere developed between all the participants, which were for the best part meeting for the first time but united by the memory of this remarkable man and priest who lived his life "In the Church and for the Church".




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