The new newsletter covering January through March, 2019, is now available.
We invite all the confreres to read the first part concerning the Minister General and his Definitory (pp. 3-7), the letter of the Franciscan Ministers General for the 40th anniversary of the Rule (pp. 3-4).
In the General Secretariat section (pp. 8-12), we report some news on the Seraphicum (pp. 9-12). In the Office of Communications section (pp. 12-14) we give some updates on the website for the Ordinary General Chapter (pp. 13-14).
In the General Offices section (pp. 14-24) we highlight news from Croatia (pp. 15-16), World Youth Day in Panama (pp. 17-18) and some causes of our Saints (pp. 22-24).
We put special focus on our Federations (pp. 26-54) highlighting, among other news, the diaconal ordination in Burkina Faso (p. 26), the ongoing formation meetings in Germany (pp. 31-33), the death of Friar Maurus, Dean of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual (p. 34), the solemn profession in Colombia (p. 39), the ordinations and professions in India and South Korea (pp. 41-42), the inauguration of the World Prayer for Peace Center in Niepokalanów, Poland, and the four friars in Rome who celebrated their 50th anniversary of priesthood.
Finally, the newsletter gives some details of the Extraordinary Chapters of Puglia, Italy, and Russia (p. 55), personal statistics (p. 56) and general statistics (pp. 57-62).
From the editorial staff