News from General Curia

Jocelyn Thomas Franciscan World

ROME — News from the Oct. 10 to 24 special assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East is featured in the Nov. 1 issue of Fraternitas, a publication of the Order of Friars Minor.

The article describes the two goals of the nine friars who met at the Vatican: To confirm and strengthen Christians in their identity through Word and Sacrament; and to enliven ecclesial communion among the churches “sui iuris.” In this way, the article said, churches will be able to “bear witness to an authentic, joyful and attractive Christian life.”
The assembly included a multimedia presentation “Abana — Our Father, A Look at the Christians of the Middle East.”
This issue of Fraternitas also announces new provincial ministers and general visitors. Other pertinent articles include:
  ·  The general minister’s visit to Japan and Korea
   · The Islamic-Christian symposium in Istanbul
   · The Congress of OFM formators of Asia in the Philippines
 Compiled by Jocelyn Thomas