Pope Francis congratulates new Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor

Br. Massimo Fusarelli is the new Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor. His election by the Order’s General Chapter was announced in Rome on July 13.

“I wish you all to be able to work toward our future, founded on the Gospel, and open to the people, especially the poorest people. Peace and good to all, to all the brothers, the sisters, the friends of our Order, and may the blessing of St. Francis be always with us.”

In a message published by the Vatican, Pope Francis congratulated Br. Massimo for his new appointment as the 121st successor of St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Order.

The Pope assured Br. Massimo of his blessing and prayers, that the Lord may guide him in his new role.



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