Centenary of the death of Bishop Torras i Bages

22/11/16
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On Saturday 19 November the garden in Torres i Bages square in San Joan de les Abadesses was the location chosen to reveal a new statue of the Bishop of Vic. This year it has been a hundred years since his death. The sculpture was created by Francisco Fajula, who is from San Joan de les Abadesses. 

Centenary of the death of Bishop Torras i Bages

Subsequently, in the Palau de la Abadía, the book entitled 'Torras i Bages. Home de l’eternitat. 1846-1916’ was presented by Xavier Baró. Dr Baró is a historian, co-author of the book and a professor in the Faculty of Humanities at UIC Barcelona.  He was accompanied by Mr Emili Vendrell, General Director of Religous Affairs in the Catalan Government; the mayor of Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Mr Ramon Roqué; Monsignor  Romà Casanova, Bishop of Vic; Mr Albert Piñeira, Vice-President of Girona Provincial Government and Monsignor David Cuidado, General Ecclesiastical Judge in the Vic Diocese.

A new edition of the pastoral letter "El Santísimo Misterio” was also presented at the same time. Professor Baró wrote a small introduction to this text.