Farewell to Friar Eugene Kawashimo

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Friar Eugene Kawashimo, former Assistant General for FAAMC died peacefully at Tokyo Catholic International Hospital after a long battle with cancer. On Thursday, March 12th 2009, he was farewelled from the Church of the Assumption at Akabane, Tokyo where he used to serve as its pastor.

The Funeral Mass was presided by the newly elected Provincial of Japan, Fra Damian, in the presence of many confreres, relatives, friends and parishioners. Fra Vincent Long, present Assistant General for FAAMC spoke in the name of the Minister General. He thanked the late Fra Eugene for his dedicated and generous service to the Order. He will be fondly remembered as a humble, sincere and loving friar who gave his all for others. May he rest in peace!