Sunday, 3 July 2016

New Franciscan fraternity in Turkey

Istanbul (Agenzia Fides) - To witness the Gospel, promoting ecumenical and interreligious dialogue and dialogue with culture, in specific ways, through Francis of Assisi’s example: this is the spirit with which the Friars Minor opened a new Franciscan fraternity in Smirne (Izmir), in west-central Turkey. As reported to Fides by the General Curia of the Friars Minor, the current Minister General, Fr. Michael A. Perry, and his Definitor have decided to back the existing fraternity of Istanbul with the new community in Izmir.
…see more at AgenziaFides: http://www.fides.org/en/news/59761#.V3zzIpOLSRs

Turkey: A new Franciscan fraternity is born in Smyrna

The fraternity is composed of friars from all over the world and will flank an existing one in Istanbul.
Bearing witness to the Gospel by promoting ecumenical and interreligious dialogue and dialogue with culture following the methods and example of St. Francis of Assisi. It is this spirit that inspired friars minor to open a new Franciscan Fraternity in Smyrna (modern-day Izmir), in central-western Turkey. The General Curia of the Order of Friars Minor informed Vatican news agency Fides, the current Minister General Fr. Michael A. Perry and his General Definitory have decided to set up a new community in Smyrna to flank the existing one in Istanbul.
…seee more at: LaStampa.it http://www.lastampa.it/2016/04/06/vaticaninsider/eng/world-news/turkey-a-new-franciscan-fraternity-is-born-in-smyrna-N2WVW7PfZD72PA80qNzK0N/pagina.html

Franciscan International Dialogue Community in Turkey

St. Francis of Assisi traveled to Egypt in 1219 to meet with the Sultan. In 2016, some of his spiritual sons have established a new community in another predominantly Muslim country: Turkey.

A new friary in the Turkish city of Izmir represents the hope of several friars to witness to the Gospel, promote ecumenical and interreligious dialogue and dialogue with Turkish culture, according to a report Wednesday by the Fides news agency.
… See more at: http://aleteia.org/2016/04/07/franciscan-friars-open-new-community-in-muslim-country