Visit of the Minister General to the Province of Slovenia
From April 19 – 21, 2012 the Minister General, Friar José Rodríguez Carballo, made a fraternal visit to the Province of the Holy Cross in Slovenia. As usual, the Minister met with the Provincial Definitory, all the Friars of the Province, the Friars in initial formation, with the Poor Clares, the Franciscan Family, and the bishops. During the visit the Minister was accompanied by Br. Karol Ernest Siekierka, Definitor for the Slavic zone. They met with the brothers in Koper, Strunjan Vič Ljubljana, Downtown Ljubljana, and Brezje.
The Province of the Holy Cross currently has 91 solemnly professed Friars, 5 in temporary vows, and 1 novice. The Friars of the Province are also present in the USD (7 brothers in Lemont, New York, and Johnstown), Australia (4 brothers in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide), two missionaries in French Guyana, and one in the General Curia.