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The Holy Father, Benedict XVI. has canonized Anna Schäffer, a secular franciscan, in the Holy Mass celebrated on the St. Peter's square in Rome, on October 21st.

The National Fraternity of Costa Rica has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on 15 July, 2012.
Ricardo Herrera Santi has been elected as National Minister and International Councillor.

The closing of the Fraternal and Pastoral Visits to the OFS National Fraternity of Denmark was carried out by Tibor Kauser – delegate of the OFS General Minister, Encarnacion del Pozo – and Fr. Amando Trujillo Cano, TOR, representing the Conference of General Spiritual Assistants, on September 24-25.

 

The Fraternal and Pastoral Visits to the OFS of Norway began on Thursday, September 27, 2012, with a meeting at St. Magnus parish and lunch offered by the Lillestørm fraternity to Tibor Kauser, delegate of the OFS General Minister, Encarnacion del Pozo. The program continued after the arrival of Fr. Amando Trujillo Cano TOR, General Spiritual Assistant, representing the Conference of General Spiritual Assistants, with a visit to the bishop of Oslo, Bernt Ivar Eidsvig, C.R.S.A. The next day both visitators held several meetings at St. Hallvard Parish with Spiritual Assistants, some members of the Lillestrøm fraternity, the National Coordination Council, members of the Tønsberg fraternity, and finally, with members of the Oslo fraternity.

The OFS National Elective Chapter in Sweden was held from September 21-23, 2012, in Marielund, near Stockholm. Of the 35 participants 17 were voting Capitulars. Six Spiritual Assistants and OFS representatives from Finland and Denmark also attended. Tibor Kauser was present to preside at the elections as the delegate of Encarnacion del Pozo, OFS General Minister, accompanied by Fr. Amando Trujillo Cano, TOR, General Spiritual Assistant to the OFS-YouFra, who represented the Conference of General Spiritual Assistants.