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Letter from Pope Francis to the Members of the Franciscan Family

TO THE MEMBERS  OF THE FRANCISCAN FAMILY  Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is with joy in my heart that I wish to send you my best wishes...

Rome: Youth from Communità Frontiera of Bari Given Audience with the...

On Saturday, October 22, 2022, many members of the public association “Communità Frontiera” were received in audience by Pope Francis in the Clementine...

Archbishop Friar Dominique Mathieu and General Definitory Received in Audience with...

On the morning of March 25, 2021, the Holy Father Pope Francis received the Most Reverend Dominique Joseph MATHIEU, OFM Conv., Archbishop of Teheran...

Friar Marius-Petru BÎLHA receives his missionary cross from Pope Francis

Jesus often spoke of the need and the urgency to go and preach the Gospel to all the world (cf. Mk 16:15). Many missionaries...

Fratelli Tutti: A Dream and a Plan for a New Universal...

Fratelli Tutti is an encyclical that dreams of, and plans for, a new, inclusive and fraternal world. Once again Pope Francis has drawn inspiration...

Holy Restlessness

L'Osservatore Romano  just published an article by Friar Carlos TROVARELLI, the 120th Minister General of the Conventual Franciscans (cf. issue 133, June 12-13, 2020)....

Pope Sends Letter for Eighth Antonian Centenary

Pope Francis sent a letter to the Minister General, Friar Carlos TROVARELLI. It was dated February 15, 2020, and was sent on the occasion...

Romania: Friar Marius-Petru BÎLHA Appointed “Missionary of Mercy”

His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Friar Marius-Petru BÎLHA a "Missionary of Mercy," by decree, on April 21, 2020. Friar Marius-Petru is a member of...

Rome: Unconfined Charity, a Documentary Film

During this pandemic, as quarantine brings the world to a standstill, the chaplains and volunteers at the Regina Coeli Prison in Rome continue their...

“Querida Amazonía”: Four Great Dreams

The future of the Amazon is not just a local problem; it is a global issue, one which requires responsibility, a community vision and...
2025 General Chapter

2025 General Chapter: 365 Days Away!

If God wills it, and the world has not ended beforehand, we will begin the 203rd General Chapter with Mass in the chapel of...
Filippine OFS

The Philippines: OFS Formation Course for Asia and Oceania

On May 24-28, 2024, a formation course took place for members of the Secular Franciscan Order (OFS) and OFS spiritual assistants. The course, entitled...
Brasile UCOB

Brazil: Meeting of UCOB Major Superiors

On May 22-24, 2024, the Ministers Provincial and Custodes of the Conventual Franciscan Jurisdictions in Brazil met at the Senhor do Bonfim Friary in...
Assisi

Assisi: 771st Anniversary of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Francis

Friday, May 24, 2024, marked the 771st anniversary of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi. This year, the solemnity was...
Andrzej Duda

President of Poland Visits Vatican College of Penitentiaries

On Saturday, May 18, 2024, the President of the Polish Republic Andrzej DUDA, and his wife Agata, made a private but welcome visit to...