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U.S. Franciscan Father Michael Perry, minister general of the Order of Friars Minor, embraces Pope Francis during his 2013 visit to Assisi, Italy. Ineffective budgetary oversight and "questionable" financial activities have plunged the Order of Friars Minor into significant debt and an extremely serious financial situation, Father Perry said. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
By CNA Staff Vatican City, Jul 17, 2021 / 05:00 am Pope Francis urged members of the Order of Friars Minor on Saturday to seek renewal as they face “the challenges of declining numbers and aging.” In a message to participants of the order’s general chapter in Rome on July

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Jul 13, 2021 / 13:00 pm The Order of Friars Minor announced Tuesday the election of Rome-native Fr. Massimo Fusarelli to be their newest minister general. Fusarelli, 58, was elected by the order for a term of six years. The election was confirmed by Cardinal

Father Valentine Young, OFM died on January. 17 at the age of 88. Preceded in death by all of his immediate family, Father Valentine is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. He was born Feb. 20, 1931, one of 11 children of Clarence and Margaret (Groh) Young of

Fr. Hilarion Kistner, OFM, died Saturday, September 21, at around 9:30 a.m. He was 90 years old. Funeral arrangements: Wednesday, September 25 – St. Clement Church, 4536 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45217 5:00 PM – reception of the body 7:00 PM – Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, September 26 –

Staff Report Father Jeff Scheeler, provincial minister for the Franciscan Friars headquartered in Cincinnati, was one of more than 150 leaders of the Orders of Friars Minor who gathered in Assisi, Italy in May for the order’s month-long general chapter. Many of the leaders took time out to visit Rome and

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — Ineffective budgetary oversight and “questionable” financial activities have plunged the Order of Friars Minor into significant debt and an extremely serious financial situation, its minister general said. Following an internal investigation into the order’s finances, U.S. Franciscan Father Michael Perry, the