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General Secretariat for Formation


Convento San Massimiliano M. Kolbe; Via di San Teodoro, 42; 00186 Roma (Italia); tel.: +39 06.69766445; fax: +39 06.69766433; e-mail:

The General Secretariat for Formation (SGF) according to Franciscan Discipleship (cfr. n. 124 ss.) it “assists the Minister General in all matters which regard formation, both initial and continuing”, from the Documents of the Order and its internal Rule approved by the General Definitory. The members of the Secretariat serve in connection and collaboration with the International Commission for Formation (CIF), (cfr. DF 128 ss.), whose specific objectives are: a) to promote sensitivity and involvement in formation according to Franciscan Discipleship; b) to collaborate with the Government of the Order in coordinating formation activities; c) to serve as a center of information and animation for initial and permanent formation within the Order.



> Secretary General of the SGF

Province of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe (India)
n. Kanayankavayal (India): 08/02/1973
prof. temp.: 01/05/1994, prof. sol.: 17/09/1999, ord. sac.: 30/08/2001

Friar Renzo DEGNI

Fra Renzo DEGNI OFMConv

> Member of the SGF

Province of Sts. Peter and Paul, and St. Bonaventure (Rome, Italy)
n. Roma (Italy): 24/07/1963
prof. temp.: 30/08/1993, prof. sol.: 14/09/1996, ord. sac.: 05/01/1999

Friar Giulio CESAREO

Fra Giulio CESAREO OFMConv

> Vicesecretary of the SGF

Province of St. Bernardine and St. Angelo (Abruzzo, Italy)
n. Chivasso (Italy): 17/01/1978
prof. temp.: 02/09/1999, prof. sol.: 16/09/2002, ord. sac.: 24/06/2005

Friar Zbigniew WÓJCIK

Fra Zbigniew WÓJCIK OFMConv

> Member of the del SGF

Province of St. Anthony of Padua and B. James of Strepa (Cracow - Poland)
n. Oświęcim (Poland): 02/10/1970
prof. temp.: 26/09/1993, prof. sol.: 04/10/1997, ord. sac.: 11/09/1999

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