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.
During the month of September, the JPIC of the Province of the Holy Martyrs of Korea carried out various activities related to climate justice. Here are some of them.
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 XXXVII World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal ended with the celebration of Holy Mass in Lisbon’s Tejo Park in front of one and a half million young people, priests, religious, authorities and volunteers.
On Tuesday 1st August, the Patriarch of Lisbon, H.E. Card. Manuel Clemente, celebrated the Holy Opening Mass of the XXXVII World Youth Day, which takes place in Lisbon, Portugal, until 6th August. Thousands of young people from all over the world took part, gathered at Parco Edoardo VII; as part of the Integral Ecology program, 40 Friars Minor from many parts of the world have taken care of the Park and the gardens it contains.
We Korean OFM JPIC committee held an Open Dialogue on fundraising for ‘Biscuit for Myanmar’ (Emergency Food Assistance for Myanmar refugees) from 16:00 to 18:00 on July 14 at San Damiano cafe, with KOCO (Korean Solidarity for Overseas Community Organization) as a co-organizer.
JPIC, Franciscans International and the United Nations in an effort to realize a more just, fraternal and reconciliatory world
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).
Br. Fausto Yudego, OFM and Br. Daniel Rodriguez Blanco, OFM, the members of the Franciscan Network of the Mediterranean, already visited Marseille in France from June 17-20, 2023, to meet with both the Franciscan fraternity and the local Church from the city.
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.
Invitation to the Franciscan Friars of the OFM to volunteer for the WYD. World Youth Day, Lisbon 2023!
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.