To the General Chapter of the Order of Friars Minor

Be merciful with the least ones

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23 July 2021
The renewal of your vision begins with the roots of your spirituality; the encounter with the least ones and the suffering, Pope Francis said in a message released on Saturday, 17 July, to participants in the General Chapter of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, held in Rome. The following is a translation of the Holy Father’s message. Dear Brothers, I offer my heartfelt greetings to all of you who are participating in the General Chapter of the Order of Friars Minor. My grateful thoughts turn to Father Michael A. Perry who has concluded his service as Minister General, and I offer my best wishes to Father Massimo Giovanni Fusarelli who was called to succeed him. I extend my greeting to all your communities spread throughout the world. For many months, due to the pandemic, we find ourselves living in situations of emergency, ...

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