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.
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The Second Special Autonomy and the New Autonomous Region (DOB) were enacted by Indonesian government as new policy for West Papua, Indonesia, throughout 2022. These were drawn attention from other parties because that policy created more divisions in the middle of pro and contra, including how to establish where will be the administrative capital city.
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!
The first EcuFilm Fest, Cinema for Interreligious Dialogue, was held from 23 to 25 February 2023, in Meanza, the Province of Latina, Italia. At the end of the festival, Fr. Gianmaria Polidoro, OFM – a Franciscan friar who in 1984 met Reagan at the White House and also went to the Kremlin to plead for an end to the Cold War – sent letters to the Russian and Ukrainian Presidents, and to the Patriarchs of Moscow and Kyiv, to invite them to the Umbrian city.
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.
Rome, 24 March 2023. From 22 to 24 March, the Coordination Committee of the Franciscan Network of the Mediterranean meeting, organised by the General Office for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC), was held at the General Curia in Rome.