General Curia’s June Update

Vicky Wolak Franciscan World

ROME — The June issue of Fraternitas, the monthly publication of the Order of Friars Minor, reported on the beatification of John Paul II. The ceremony, held on May 1 in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican City, was preceded by a prayer vigil on April 30 at the Circus Maximus in Rome.

The recent newsletter also described the General Minister’s visit to Sardinia, Italy, and the workshop for the formators of the North Slavic Conference in Warsaw.

Also included in this month’s Fraternitas were:
• Most recent figures of the member demographics of the Order
• Celebration of the VIII Centenary of the Order of the Poor Sisters of St. Clare
• Information on the media coverage of World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid 
• Meeting of the presidents of the OFM Conference

Information about the Order is provided in three languages on its website.

— Compiled by Vicky Wolak