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The National Elective Chapter of the SFO in Brazil was held from August 24-26, 2012, at the Retreat House of the Salesian Sisters of the Sacred Hearts, in Brasilia-DF.

The fraternal and pastoral visits to the OFS National Council of Brazil were held respectively by Maria Consuelo Núñez de Queremel (Chelito)-delegate of Encarnación del Pozo OFS Minister General-, and Bro. Amando Trujillo Cano, TOR-representative of the Conference of the General Assistants of the OFS and YouFra-from August 22-23, 2012 at the Retreat House of the Salesian Sisters of the Sacred Hearts, in Brasilia-DF.

The National Fraternity of Ireland has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on 26 August in Dublin, at All Hallows College, Drumcondra. The new national minister is Colm McConfhaola and Breda Casserly has been elected as international councillor.

 

The XVIII Quinquennial Congress of the Secular Franciscan Order of the USA was held from July 3-8, 2012, in Skokie, Illinois, at the Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore Skokie Hotel. The theme of the Congress was, "Why Francis? – Claim the Gift!"

On April 21-22nd, 2012 the National Elective Chapter of Taiwan was held. On this occasion, the National Fraternity of the OFS in Taiwan was officially constituted, in the presence of Lucy Almiranez, OFS, from the Philippines, Councillor of the CIOFS Presidency and Fr Claudio Pegoraro, OFM, Provincial Minister of Taiwan, as a delegate of the Conference of General spiritual assistants (CAS).