At 12.50 today, in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father Francis received in audience the participants in the 85th General Chapter of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, currently underway in Rome at the “San Lorenzo da Brindisi” International College, from 27 August to 16 September 2018. The Pope gave an unscripted address to those present.
Three days ago, September 3, the General Chapter elected the General Minister of the Order in the person of Br. Roberto Genuin. According to the schedule, today was the day to elect his Council, made up of representatives of the various geographical areas. As our Constitutions state, “the responsibility of the councilors is to assist the general minister in the governance of the whole order.” (125, 7)n.
"And the Lord gave me brothers ..." This expression of Francis of Assisi, today reflects very well the experience of beginning the postulancy with the seven young people from different parts of the republic who have decided to say yes to God, after a year of discernment vocational; and that they have been welcomed with joy in the fraternity of La Piedad, Michoacán.