From 26-29 June 2023, Br. Taucen Girsang and Br. Daniel Rodriguez Blanco from JPIC Office in Rome were in Geneva to participate in different sessions of the 53rd General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).
The XXIII Ecological Walk 2023 had as its motto “The Common House calls for Environmental Justice”. This is done every year within the framework of World Environment Day. It is being coordinated by the Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation of El Salvador (JPIC-El Salvador) together with other social and religious organizations.
On World Environment Day, we share Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2023, published on 25 May 2023.
At the last Tempo Forte of April 2023, the Minister General, Br. Massimo Fusarelli, OFM, and his Definitory appointed Sr. Mary Frances Wangari Sebastian, of the Congregation Little Sisters of St. Joseph, as a member of the JPIC Animation Committee.
Pope Francis invites everyone to join the Laudato Si’ Week 2023, which will take place from May 21-28 with the theme: “Hope for the Earth. Hope for Humanity”.
Laudato Si’ Week 2023 will be celebrated May 21-28 with the film “The Letter” to mark the eighth anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on care for creation.
The Order of Friars Minor (OFM) will be present at World Youth Day, Lisbon 2023, through the General Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation.
From 26-28 April 2023, in the Friary of St Mary of the Angels on the island of Visovac in Croatia, the Secretary General for Missions and Evangelisation, the Secretary General for Formation and Studies and the General Office for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation, in collaboration with the President of the Conference, Br Marko Mrše, and in the presence of the General Definitor responsible for this Conference, Br Konrad Cholewa, organised the meeting of all the respective offices of the Provinces of this Conference.
The three-day meeting (26-28 April 2023) of the Order’s animation Offices – Secretary General for Formation and Studies, Secretariat for Missions and Evangelisation and Justice Peace and Integration of Creation – with their counterparts from the South Slavic Conference concluded with an educational trip to Krka National Park, Visovac Island in Croatia, in the presence of the President of the South Slavic Conference, Br Marko Mrše and the Definitor General, Br Konrad Cholewa.
Pope Francis has sent his response through the Vatican Secretariat of State to the General JPIC Office for the “Letter to Pope Francis. In the ten years of your ponticate, ten gifts for which to thank you”, by our Director Fr. Daniel Rodríguez Blanco, OFM.