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Holy Father sends blessings

Father Massimo Fusarelli new Minister General of the ofm

16 July 2021
On Tuesday, 13 July, the Holy Father sent a telegram expressing his blessing to the new Minister General of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, Fr Massimo Fusarelli. The following is a translation of his telegram. Upon learning of your election, I congratulate you and assure you of my prayer and my blessing, that the lord may assist you and keep you in the fulfilment of your service. May the seraphic father, Saint Francis, be of encouragement to you in the guidance of your brothers. Francis Cardinal Braz de Aviz, who presided over the General Chapter of the Franciscans, announced the appointment. Among his other experiences, Fr Fusarelli, who succeeds Father Michael Anthony Perry, carried out pastoral service in a small village just outside Rome and with the earthquake victims of Amatrice and Accumoli. On Tuesday morning, 13 July, ...

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