John Paul II thanked the Franciscan Friars Minor for their missionary service to the Church and invited them to “a more incisive apostolic action in today’s world,” in his message to their general cha

John Paul II thanked the Franciscan Friars Minor for their missionary service to the Church and invited them to “a more incisive apostolic action in today’s world,” in his message to their general chapter. Religious, superiors and representatives of the order are meeting until June 21 in the Portiuncula of Assisi, where St. Francis himself gathered his religious in chapter. The friars are focusing on the topic “Fraternity in Mission.”