- Jan 28, 2020
The worldwide Franciscan Order is launching a new website in order to better engage with the world. The head of the Franciscans said even more people have been searching the internet for information on their founder, St. Francis of Assisi, since Pope Francis was elected in 2013.
As he studies elsewhere and awaits ordination, Franciscan Brother George Jamal still dreams of one day returning home and helping the youth of Syria and those who have faced the decision to leave. But he knows it will be difficult. He says, “I lost my past. I have my past in my memory.”
SHKODER, Albania — Human bones, old shoes and deteriorating priest collars fill cardboard boxes in the office of Franciscan Brother Vincenzo Foca, an Italian who lives and works in Shkoder. The “relics” belong to Catholics killed under Albania’s previous Communist, staunchly atheist regime, Foca explained to Catholic News Service on
Three Franciscan friars must stand trial on charges linked to their role in supervising a religious brother accused of molesting more than 100 children.
Pope Francis is one of the world’s most inspiring figures. There are passages in his new encyclical on the environment that beautifully place human beings within the seamless garment of life. And yet overall the encyclical is surprisingly disappointing. Legitimate warnings about the perils of global warming morph into 1970s-style