From November 20 to 23, the first conference of friars (brothers) responsible for Missions and Evangelization, Formation and Studies, and Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation of the Conference of Ministers Province of Italy and Albania (COMPI) was held at Sacrofano (Rome). More than 80 friars participated, to which were joined the Provincial Ministers responsible for the various sectors.
A short visit to Custody of St. Anthony of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei, from 22-25 October 2023, was done by Br. Taucen, OFM on behalf of JPIC OFM in Rome. The aims were to share with the friars regarding JPIC’s activities and matters, to listen to their experiences due to the JPIC animation plan, and to look forward on ongoing formation program for JPIC animators.
Daniel Rodríguez Blanco, OFM, as Director of the General Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation and member of the Board of Directors of the Franciscan Migrant Network of the Americas (FMN), and Vianey Martínez, Executive Secretary of the FMN, participated in this Assembly.
Meeting of the Animation Offices of the North Slavic Conference. Poland, 11th and 12th October, 2023
On the 11th and 12th October 2023, at the House of Pilgrims at the Sanctuary of Mount St. Anne in Poland, the General Secretariat for Missions and Evangelization, the General Secretariat for Formation and Studies and the General Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, in collaboration with the President of the Conference, br. Alard Maliszewski, and in the presence of the Definitor General responsible for the North Slavic Conference, br. Konrad Cholewa, organized the meeting of all the respective Offices of the Provinces of this Conference.
The Franciscan Family of Central America held its General Assembly on the 25th and 26th of August, 2023 at the Monte Alvernia Retreat House, San Salvador, El Salvador. fr. Daniel Rodríguez Blanco, Director of the JPIC General Office, was invited to share the work carried out by this Office and, specifically, on the Franciscan Network for Migrants of the Americas (FNM).
Visit of the Director of the JPIC Office of the General Curia to the Franciscan Provinces of Colombia
From the 6th to the 11th September, fr. Daniel Rodríguez Blanco, Director of the JPIC Office of the General Curia, visited the Provinces of Santa Fe and San Pablo in Colombia.
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The gratitude of His Holiness has been addressed to “A Letter to Pope Francis. In the ten years of your pontificate, ten gifts for which to thank you”
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.