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Franciscans ask for brothers in leadership

VATICAN (SE): The superiors of the four main branches of the Franciscan friars formally asked Pope Francis for permission to allow their communities to elect brothers to positions of leadership in their communities.
 
“With us Pope Francis is looking at the possibilities for moving this project forward,” Father Michael Perry, the minister general of the Friars Minor, told Vatican Radio on April 10.
 

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Death Notice

HONG KONG (SE): Franciscan Father Howard Stunek passed away in Wisconsin, the United States of America (US), on April 5 at the age of 91.

Father Stunek was a co-founder of St. Bonaventure College and High School in Wong Tai Sin. Born in the US in 1925, he joined the Franciscans in 1951. He was ordained a priest in 1957 and came to Hong Kong in 1968.

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St. Francis as a pioneer of mission among Muslims

HONG KONG (SE): St. Francis of Assisi is well known for his finely tuned sense of appreciation of nature, as well as being a dedicated peace-maker, but at an evening held at the Anatolia Dialogue Centre in Wan Chai, Franciscan Brother Raymond Yeung Yim portrayed him as a dedicated, ground-breaking missionary among people of the Muslim faith.

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