Pope to Friars: ‘Be Bringers of Mercy, Reconciliation and Peace’

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11268076_937281113002573_6758778179708946809_nPope Francis met today with the participants of the Order of Friars Minor General Chapter, which includes all of the provincial ministers from around the world as well as several friars offering technical and secretarial support. In his address to the friars, quoted below from a Vatican News report, Pope Francis demonstrates that he not only lives up to his name (taken after St. Francis of Assisi) by his example and actions, but he also understands the Franciscan charism very well. He cites several passages from our Rule and the early sources. Among other things, Pope Francis reminded the friars and the church universal that the Franciscan charism is an “outbound” one, for which the whole world is our cloister. We are meant to be with and among the people of God.

Here is the news report with several key quotes from his address:

Vatican City, 26 May 2015 (VIS)…

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