Order Names New Secretary General

HNP Communications Franciscan World

ROME, Italy – The General Definitorium appointed Ernest Karol Siekierka, OFM, as the new Secretary General of the Order on Jan. 11, following the death of Sean Collins, OFM.

Fr. Siekierka, a native of Poland, entered the Order of Friars Minor in 1979 in the Province of St, Francis of Assisi. He was Vice-Secretary General for Formation and Studies from 1997 to 2003, and served as Vice Secretary General of the Order since 2005.