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Fr. Joseph Ha Chi-Shing, OFM ordained auxiliary bishop

Posted on 1 Sep, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

Fr. Joseph Ha Chi-Shing, OFM was ordained auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Hongkong on Saturday, 30th August 2014 by his eminence Cardinal John Tong Hon, Bishop of Hongkong, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Hongkong. Along with Msgr Joseph Ha two other auxiliary bishops of the same diocese were also ordained .

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Episcopal Ordination of Br. Tadeusz Kusy

Posted on 26 Aug, 2014 in Evangelization

On the feast of the Assumption, August 15, 2014, in a cathedral filled with faithful, Br. Tadeusz Kusy, a missionary for 35 years, was ordained coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Kaga-Bandoro in the Central African Republic. The Archbishop of Bangui, Msgr. Nzapalainga Dieudonné, who presided at the Eucharist, in his homily exhorted the politician and parties in a power struggle along with all the faithful to break the chain of hate and revenge that is destroying the country, presenting the new Bishop as a man of peace. In fact, in the Episcopal coat of arms of Br. Tadeusz the word “Siriri” (peace) is written.

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Franciscan Management of Finances

Posted on 22 Aug, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

The present document addresses all concerns, but it is a specific response to Mandate 54 of the General Chapter, which calls for “a program for Initial and Ongoing Formation that will educate the Entities of the Order on the theme of finances, paying particular attention to transparency, solidarity and ethics” (BGG, Mandate 54). The General Administration offers this document as a source of reflection and also as a challenge to all friars, to be used for both Ongoing and Initial Formation throughout the Order.

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Comunicato Tempo Forte July 2014

Posted on 18 Aug, 2014 in General Secretariat

The July 2014 meeting of the General Definitory began on the afternoon of 8th July due to the participation of the Minister General and Br Francis Walter at the Extraordinary Assembly of the Province of the Immaculate Conception in Great Britain. As soon as they returned, the General Definitory got down to business. After the usual session of sharing information about activities since the last Tempo Forte, the Definitory began to address the matters on hand.

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Saint Beatriz de Silva 2014

Posted on 14 Aug, 2014 in Letters, Minister General

Letter of the Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor for the feast of Saint Beatriz de Silva.

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Feast of St. Clare ’14: Letter + Message of the Minister General

Posted on 4 Aug, 2014 in Letters, Minister General, video

“The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who find Jesus” (EG 1). The words with which the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium of Pope Francis opens immediately places us within the reality of a joy that fills life. It is the joy of Christ Himself, diffusive joy that wishes to be shared with others… – To see the subtitles one must enter the youtube page or click on youtube in the video.

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Fraternitas No 215 (08/09. 2014)

Posted on 1 Aug, 2014 in Fraternitas

PDF – No 215 (08/09. 2014) 

DOC- No 215 (08/09. 2014) 

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General Chapter 2015: Lineamenta

Posted on 29 Jul, 2014 in General Chapter 2015

Dear Brothers! Here you will find the Lineamenta that are meant to serve as a preparation for the next General Chapter. This is the principal text on which all the brothers are invited to reflect deeply, and it is accompanied by a short practical guide that was requested by the Presidents of the Conferences at their last meeting with the General Definitory (May 5-8, 2014), which had as its aim the study of the Lineamenta. (Documents Section)

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Meeting for Peace: “Fly for Peace”

Posted on 23 Jul, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

During the 18-20 July, an event for PEACE was held in Erica, Trapani, entitled, “Fly for Peace”, in which the Vicar General of the Order Br. Julio Cesar Bunader, OFM participated. The meeting was organized by the association “Fly for Peace”

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Encyclical on Creation and Respect for the Environment

Posted on 18 Jul, 2014 in Minister General

Pope Francis spent months working on his new encyclical on creation and respect for the environment. According to Vatican sources consulted by Rome Reports, the Papal document could be released by early 2015.

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