Zurich. Apostle Xavier Arèse passed away at the early age of 54 on Tuesday, 7 April 2015 after a long period of suffering. He is survived by his wife and two children. Thus we take our leave of a loving human being.
Xavier Arèse was born on 4 March 1961. His special passion was for music. As a talented pianist, organist, choir member, and choir leader, he often travelled to work among the various congregations. In 1991 he was ordained a Priest. On 15 September 2013 he was ordained to the Apostle ministry. After many years of sickness he passed away peacefully. The funeral will be conducted by Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 in Montreuil, which is near Paris.
Joy in ministry
Xavier Arèse always served with joy and enthusiasm in his various ministries. Owing to his heartfelt and warm demeanour, he succeeded in winning the hearts of all those in his care. He also knew how to appeal to both European and African members alike.
Our full sympathy goes out to his family.