"Most High, glorious God, cast Your Light into the darkness of my heart, and grant me a right faith, certain hope and perfect charity, sense and understanding, Lord, so that I may know and do Your holy and true command."
- St. Francis of Assisi: Prayer before the Crucifix
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Appointment of General Minister as Secretary of Congregation for Religious
Friar José Rodríguez Carballo, OFM, Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor has been named Archbishop / Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life by His Holiness Pope Francis. The appointment was made public today at 12.00 noon.
The new Archbishop has been assigned the Titular Archbishop of Bellicastrensem. Papal Letters of appointment were made public after the Vatican released the news. To our brother Jose, we wish you all well in the Lord. We are pleased by the confidence the Holy Father. Congratulations Fr Jose! Thank you for your work among us and for us. Thanks also on behalf of the Poor Clares and Franciscan Concepcionists you took care of with. Keep close to us with your love for the Order, demonstrated in these years of tireless and fruitful service as our Minister General! You have our love and our prayers. May the Lord, Mary Immaculate and St. Francis, Our Seraphic Father bless your new ministry!