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  • With new website, Franciscans opt for their own ‘hip-hop’ style

    With new website, Franciscans opt for their own ‘hip-hop’ style

    • Mar 24, 2017

    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.

  • Aleppo friar says learn about Syria, keep an open mind

    Aleppo friar says learn about Syria, keep an open mind

    • Jan 8, 2017

    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.”

  • Franciscan is on a quest for bones of Albania’s martyrs

    • May 21, 2016

    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

  • Franciscans didn’t mention sex abuse allegations

    Franciscans didn’t mention sex abuse allegations

    • Apr 28, 2016

    Three Franciscan friars must stand trial on charges linked to their role in supervising a religious brother accused of molesting more than 100 children.

  • Fracking and the Franciscans

    • Jun 22, 2015

    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

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