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Pope Francis waves to the crowds at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept 2, 2015.

Pope Francis to Friars Minor: Seek renewal amid declining numbers

Jul 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

Members of the Order of Friars Minor are meeting in Rome. Read more

Fr. Massimo Fusarelli, the new minister general of the Order of Friars Minor.

Franciscan order elects 121st successor of St. Francis of Assisi

Jul 13, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fr. Massimo Fusarelli takes over from U.S. Franciscan Fr. Michael Perry. Read more

Cathedral of St. Matthew, Washington, D.C.

Capuchin priest arrested in Washington DC

Nov 8, 2018

A Capuchin priest was arrested in Washington D.C. Nov. 7 after he was accused of sexually abusing a teenager in... Read more

Fr. Fernand Cheri, O.F.M., newly appointed auxiliary bishop of New Orleans, speaks at a Jan. 12 press conference announcing his nomination.

New Orleans receives a native son for new auxiliary bishop

Jan 12, 2015

Fr. Fernand Joseph Cheri III, O.F.M., was appointed on Monday by Pope Francis as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese... Read more

The Observant Franciscans of Karachi's Porziuncola friary celebrate their community's 75th anniversary, Aug. 2, 2014.

Franciscan friars in Pakistan celebrate 75 years of mission

Aug 20, 2014

The Franciscan friary in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, celebrated its platinum jubilee earlier this month on the feast of Our... Read more