ROME — Last week, Pope Benedict XVI met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Cause of Saints. At the hearing, the Holy Father authorized the congregation to promulgate several decrees regarding the causes promoted by the OFM postulation.
This news, along with stories about the pope’s visit to La Verna, Italy, an announcement of the new president of Franciscans International, and an update on the membership statistics of the Order of Friars Minor, are the top features of the June issue of Fraternitas.
The monthly publication of the Order also announces the new executive committee of the Secretaries for Missionary Evangelization (SGME), comprised of seven friars, including Thomas Cole, OFM, of Holy Name Province.
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