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Fraternitas No 217 (11. 2014)

Posted on 1 Nov, 2014 in Fraternitas

PDF – No 217 (11. 2014) 

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A step in the path of ecumenical and interreligious dialogue

Posted on 31 Oct, 2014 in Dialogue, Order Friars Minor

In the historical city of Istanbul from October 13th until October 28th was held the X On-going Formation Course about Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue. This year the participants were of different nationalities: Spain, Italy, D.R. of Congo, Pakistan, France, Philippines Islands, India and Zimbabwe; some of them reside in other countries: Morocco, Albania and Italy. Among the participants has been with us Bro. Ketigern Milmine, SSF, Franciscan belonging to the Anglican Communion.

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Pastoral Education, Mumbai, India

Posted on 28 Oct, 2014 in Evangelization

The Friars od the Province, Custody and Foundation that work in pastoral education gathered on October 16-17 at the Franciscan College of Mumbai, India. In attendance were 60 teachers of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, the provinicial Minister, Fr. Babu and the Custos, Fr. Tony. Dalla Curia, as well as the general Definitor Fr. Gabriel Mathias, and Fr. Arturo Ríos Lara,

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Funeral Mass for Fr. José Manuel, OFM

Posted on 27 Oct, 2014 in Formation

The morning of October 24, 2014 in the Basilica of Sant’Antonio (Via Merulana) in Rome, a Mass was celebrated “corpore in sepulto” for Friar José Manuel Jiménez Santos, ofm +, who died in Rome on October 16.

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Inauguration of the New Academic Year at the PUA

Posted on 23 Oct, 2014 in Formation, Minister General

A Solemn Eucharistic Celebration was held at the Basilica of Sant’Antonio (Via Merulana) in Rome on the occasion of the inauguration of the Academic Year 2014-2015 of the PUA on October 22, 2014. It was presided by Friar Michael Perry, general Ministeroof the OFM and e Grand Chancellor of the PUA. The general Definitorium, the Vice Rector, Deans and Directors, Professors, students and office Staff were in attendance.

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Bangalore, India, CEME Gathering

Posted on 23 Oct, 2014 in Evangelization

The Order’s Executive Committee for Mission and Evangelization (CEME) had its final gathering of the sexennial. The meeting was held in Bangalore from October 8-10, 2014. The members of CEME, led by Friar Massimo Tedoldi and Friar Arturo Rios Lara, prepared their Account of the work done during this sexennial period and came up with proposal to offer the next general Chapter.

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IV JPIC Continental Meeting of the Americas

Posted on 21 Oct, 2014 in JusticePIC

Twenty-three friars and four lay people met in Bogota, the capital of Colombia, from September 21 to 27, for the IV JPIC Continental Meeting of the Americas. We were fraternally welcomed by the host provinces, Santa Fe and San Pablo, who shared their lives as Friars Minor in this beautiful country.

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Africa Continental Meeting for JPIC

Posted on 21 Oct, 2014 in JusticePIC

The Africa Continental Meeting for JPIC was held at Portiuncula Center in Nairobi, Kenya from August 28 to September 3, 2014. Animators from 5 of 11 African entities were present: Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Saint Francis Province of East Africa and Morocco; the animator of the Holy Land was also present (he participates with the animators of Africa for JPIC activities).

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Course for New Missionaries

Posted on 20 Oct, 2014 in Evangelization

For over a month now, 13 new missionaries have been attending a formation course in English in Brussels. There are 5 Friars Minor, 5 Capuchins and 3 Conventuals, from different parts of the world who will be going to various missions, old and new, of the Franciscan family. They were visited by the general Secretaries for the missions on October 5 & 6 who offered the new candidates their vision of contemporary missiology, according to the charism of St. Francis.

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Br. Vittorio Francesco Viola, OFM, New Bishop

Posted on 15 Oct, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

The Pope has named Friar Vittorio Francesco Viola, O.F.M. bishop of the diocesi of Tortona (Italy). Friar Vittorio is a professor of liturgy and presently Custos of the Protofriary and Shrine of the Porziuncola.

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