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Meeting between Franciscan Missions and the JPIC General Office

On Wednesday, March 15, at the OFM General Curia, Br. Daniel Rodriguez Blanco, OFM and Br. Taucen Hotlan Girsang, OFM of the JPIC General Office received the representatives of Franciscan Missions based in the United States of America, Br. James Gannon, OFM (Minister Provincial), Br. Andrew Brophy, OFM (Executive Director) and Br. Gil Noriega, OFM. It was a fraternal rather than a formal visit.

A Letter to Pope Francis. In the ten years of your pontificate, ten gifts for which to thank you

Dear Pope Francis, whom the cardinals as your brothers went to seek “almost to the end of the world”:

May the Lord give you peace!

Ten years with… Francis. Br Massimo’s words on the 10th anniversary of Pope Francis’ pontificate

On the 10th anniversary of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s election to the papacy, the Minister General of the OFM, Br Massimo Fusarelli, shared a brief reflection on Pope Francis and these ten years of his pontificate.

8 March, International Women’s Day. The Franciscan sisters’ commitment to marginalised women

On International Women’s Day, we collected the testimonies of Sr Miriam Oyarzo, Franciscan Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart (FMSC), and Sr. Stella Balthasar, Franciscan Missionary of Mary (FMM), both of whom are committed to serving the most marginalised women.

First face-to-face meeting of the JPIC Commission of the Conference of Brazil – Southern Cone

The JPIC animators of the Conference of Brazil-Southern Cone met from September 12 to 15 in the city of Córdoba, Argentina, Franciscan Province of Asunción, with the objective of discussing the new organization of the conference, based on the services developed in each entity, preserving the particularity of each region and, finally, the construction of the Special Statutes (SS) of this new organization.

Encounter and Dialogue on “Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation” among postulants and novices

The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Commission of the Custody of the Holy Land initiated recently encounter and dialogue, first, among the postulants in Montefalco on January 28, then, among the novices in La Verna on January 30-31.