In the 12th of July 2016 in Ikeda, Japan

Fr. Paul Kazuhiro MATSUMOTO

has returned to the House of the Lord at the age of 43.

He was a member of the Province of MAIAP

Fr. Paul Kazuhiro was born in the 8th of February 1973.
He professed his religious Passionist vows in the 13th of March 2000.
and was ordained in the Order of Priesthood in the 6th of March 2005.

Fr. Paul was the Vice-Provincial Superior of the Japanese Passionist Vice-Province from 2010 until his death.

He was diagnosed with a stage 4 stomach cancer. He made a desperate attempt by subjecting it to an operation, but was not enough to save his young life.
We join in common prayer to our brothers who are tested for such a painful loss.

Let us pray that the Lord count him among the community of the saints.