On November 12-17, 2021, the Minister General visited the friars of the Provincial Custody of the Holy Cross in the Ukraine. Friar Carlos TROVARELLI met with the friars at their five friaries. He was joined by the Provincial Custos, Friar Stanisław KAWA.
The Minister General also paid a special visit to the Most Reverend Mieczysław MOKRZYCKI, Metropolitan Archbishop of Lviv, and to the Most Reverend Edward KAWA, OFM Conv., Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv.
While in Lviv, the Minister General visited the monumental cemetery where our deceased confreres repose, including some of our military chaplains who died during service in the Second World War.
The Custody belongs to the Province of St. Anthony and Bl. James of Strepar in Poland (Cracow). It has ten solemnly professed friars, eight friars affiliated ad tempus or by contract, four simply professed friars and two novices.