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.
Letter From the General Minister for the VII World Day of the Poor. XXXIII Sunday in Ordinary Time -19th November, 2023
To all the Brothers of the Order of Friars Minor Dear Brothers,
Assisi, 4th October 2023
May the Lord give you His peace!
The World Day of the Poor is again before us, the seventh so desired by Pope Francis and I would like to bring to our attention the Message that the Pope wrote for the occasion on the 13th June on the feast of Saint Anthony of Padua, brother and friend of the poor. The invitation is to read it personally and in fraternity, with our lay people and collaborators, «to discover ever anew the heart of the Gospel».
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.
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.
One image that can help us interpret Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Laudate Deum is that of “a wakeup call.”
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).
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.
The Netherlands, a European country with about 18 million inhabitants and an area of 41,543 km2, is still one of the favorite destinations for migrants from Ukraine, Africa, Middle East and other continents.
Central loggia of the Vatican Basilica
Domenica, 9 April 2023
Dear brothers and sisters,
Christ is risen!
On January 31, 2023, Pope Francis, during his apostolic journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo, offered a prophetic speech that we present in its entirety because of its strength and value.