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“The General Office for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) at the Curia of the Friars Minor assists the Minister General and his Definitorium by animating and coordinating all that which has to do with Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation, in conformity with the General Constitutions, the General Statutes, and the decisions of General Chapters and Plenary Councils of the Order” (JPIC-SS, Art. 1)



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Meeting of the Secretaries for Formation and Studies, Missions and Evangelization, and JPIC Animators of the Franciscan Conference of Brazil – Southern Cone

With the aim of deepening the collaboration between the animation efforts of the provinces and custodies, the Conferences and the Order, Br. Massimo Fusarelli, OFM, Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, convoked the Secretaries for Formation and the Studies, Evangelization and Mission and JPIC Animators of the Franciscan Conference Brazil – Southern Cone to a meeting on January 27 and 28 of this year in the city of Brasilia, capital of Brazil.

UCLAF: in the footsteps of St Paul. Challenges for the Friars Minor

São Paulo, 25 January 2023. On the feast of the Conversion of St Paul, Ministers Provincial and Custodes continued the work of the General Assembly of the Union of Latin American Franciscan Conferences (UCLAF).

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Petropolis Statement

Message of his holiness Pope Francis for the 56th World Day of Peace

No one can be saved alone.
Combatting Covid-19 together, embarking together on paths of peace

Pope Francis, Nonviolence, and the Fullness of Pace in Terris: A Conference in Rome, December 5-7, 2022

Catholic Church leaders and local change makers from nearly 30 countries gathered in Rome, Italy December 5-7, 2022, to reflect on Pope Francis’ relentless work for nonviolent change throughout his ten-year papacy; to share their own experience of nonviolent change in the face of acute violence and injustice; and to explore next steps in advancing the spirituality, way of life, strategies, and universal ethic of nonviolence in the Church and the world.

The Second Annual Meeting of the JPIC Animation Committee of the Order

Following the International JPIC Council in Petrópolis, the members of the JPIC Animation Committee hold their second annual meeting from November 28 to December 1 at the historic convent of San Antonio, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.