Comprehensive Course on Franciscan Missionary Charism
"Elementary course on the Franciscan Missionary Charism"
The title means two aspects:
Primary objective of the course is to offer the Franciscan communities worldwide, and also to laymen ("friends of Francis and Clare") who are interested, an instrument to know deeper the Franciscan charism, its story and development, its significance for the evangelization, for living a Franciscanly marked life in our time, and for the inter Franciscan cooperation.
Card. Nichols writes Pope Francis on 4th anniv. of election
Vatican Radio) The President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, has written to Pope Francis on behalf of the whole Conference, to offer con-gratulations on the fourth anniversary of the Holy Father's election to the See of Peter, which took place on march 13, 2013.
Cardinal Nichols offers expressions of gratitude for the Holy Father's steadfast leadership.
Pope: Luther’s intention was to renew the Church, not divide her
Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday said that “the intention of Martin Luther five hundred years ago was to renew the Church, not divide her”.
Speaking to members of an Ecumenical Delegation from Finland who are in the Vatican to take part in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Pope recalled his visit to Sweden last October and said that the “gathering there gave us the courage and strength, in our Lord Jesus Christ, to look ahead to the ecumenical journey that we are called to walk together.”
The Pope ended his speech with off-the-cuff remarks thanking the bishop leading the delegation for having brought his grandchildren to the audience and pointing out that "we need the simplicity of children: they will show us the path that leads to Jesus Christ."
Pope Francis: New Year's address to Diplomatic Corps
Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday appealed to all religious authorities to join in “reaffirming unequivocally that one can never kill in God’s name,” saying the world is “dealing with a homicidal madness which misuses God’s name in order to disseminate death, in a play for domination and power.”
The Holy Father was giving his annual address to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See. “Fundamentalist terrorism is the fruit of a profound spiritual poverty, and often is linked to significant social poverty,” – the Pope said – “It can only be fully defeated with the joint contribution of religious and political leaders.”
1. Introduction to the history of the CCFMC
Mattli, Switzerland 1982 THE INTER-FRANCISCAN MESSAGE