14 August 2021

Visit of the Minister General in Lebanon

After his visit to the Province of St. Joseph, Spouse of the B.V.M. in Romania, the Minister General, Friar Carlos TROVARELLI, arrived in the Land of […]
14 July 2021

Middle East Franciscans Celebrate Chapter in Turkey

Conventual Franciscan friars from the Middle East gathered in Istanbul, Turkey on July 12-13 to celebrate an Extraordinary Custodial Chapter. The Provincial Custody of the Orient […]
1 June 2021

Turkey: Friar Michał SABATURA Awarded Silver Cross of Merit

On May 25, 2021, the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej DUDA, awarded the Silver Cross of Merit, a high state decoration, to our confrere […]
11 May 2021

Ministry of lector of friar Naim Touma

On Wednesday, May 6, I, friar Naim Joseph of the Provincial Custody of the Orient and the Holy Land, received the ministry of lector in the […]
10 May 2021

Orient and the Holy Land: Formation Days

On April 21-23, 2021, the friars of the Provincial Custody of the Orient and the Holy Land met online to participate in three days of formation, […]
17 February 2021

Episcopal Ordination of Friar Dominique J. MATHIEU

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, on the day on which the Roman Martyrology commemorates St. Maruta, Patron Saint of Iran, Cardinal Leonardo SANDRI, Prefect of the Congregation […]
3 February 2021

Episcopal Ordination of Friar Martin KMETEC

On Tuesday February 2, 2021, our brother Friar Martin KMETEC was ordained the Archbishop of Izmir (Smyrna) Turkey and will perform pastoral ministry in that Archdiocese. […]
8 January 2021

Br. Dominique Joseph MATHIEU new Conventual Franciscan Archbishop of Teheran-Ispahan (Iran)

Today, January 8, 2021, at noon, the Holy See officially announced that Pope Francis has appointed our confrere Friar Dominique MATHIEU, currently Assistant General for the […]
6 January 2021

In Memory of Friar Luigi IANNITTO

After several days of silent suffering in the hospital, Friar Luigi IANNITTO left us on January 3, 2021; only two days before his 100th birthday. He was […]