In accordance with can. 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law, the Holy Father has accepted the resignation of Bishop Cosmas Michael Angkur, O.F.M., of the diocese of Bogor (Indonesia).
The Pope has appointed Rev. Fr. Paskalis Bruno Syukur, O.F.M., currently serving in Rome as General Definitor of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, as Bishop of Bogor (Indonesia). (more…)
The Pope’s made his pastoral visit to Assisi to celebrate the feast of St. Francis, patron of Italy. Among his visits was at the Church of St. Damian to pray privately. This was the place where, in 1205, while praying before the cross, heard Jesus speak to him, asking him to repair His house. Here, too, in the later years of his life, the ‘Poverello’ composed his “Canticle of the Creatures”. On arrival the pontiff was received by Fr. Michael A. Perry, minister general of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor and by the religious community of the convent. (more…)
PDF – No 203 (08/09. 2013)
DOC- No 203 (08/09. 2013)
On June 24, on the Solemnity of St. John the Baptist and his Saint’s day, at 12.55 PM at the Villa Luisa Clinic, Br. Gerard passed away into eternity surrounded by friends and brothers. We pray that he will be received right away into Kingdom of Heaven. Br. Gerard, born on October 3, 1948, at Bambang Pasig Mia, belonged to the Province of St. Petri Baptistæ in the Philippines. He made his temporary profession in 1977 and was ordained a priest on October 23, 1981. (more…)