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On February 5, 2016, an earthquake of magnitude 6,4 hit the Taiwan Southern area. Its epicenter has been localized south-east of the town of Tainan, a town with two millions of inhabitants.

Theresa Chuang Peng Piao Ping that many of you know since she was a capitular member at last General Chapter and to whom we wrote to give her our support and prayer so answered to Tibor, our Minister General:

As you have probably read in the newspapers or seen on television news, last week the Chilean region of Atacama was struck by terrible flooding which caused much death and destruction.


National Council of Chile



                                                                                              Osorno, April 14th, 2015


Dear Brothers Tibor and Attilio, to you, Peace and Good,


I thank you for your letter and for your attention. It is very nice to know that we have brothers, on the other side of the world, who are concerned about us when we are confronted with difficult moments. Many thanks! Thanks for living the fraternity at distance !

To all National Councils of the Secular Franciscan Order (OFS)

Dear brothers and sisters,

On behalf of the Presence in the World Commission of the CIOFS Presidency, we wish to call your attention to the situation that Venezuela is currently experiencing.  We are referring specifically to the peaceful protests that have been organized since last February 12th, and to the grave incidents that have unfolded since, with the sad result of people being arrested, wounded, and killed, mostly among very young people.

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Active Presence of the OFS in the world – Survey 2011

Venezuela OFS National Fraternity

 Fraternity name:   San Francisco de Maiquetía


1.     Project:   Franciscan children soup kitchens

2.     Description

These soup kitchens were organized to respond to the extreme poverty suffered by some communities within the Vargas State lacking.  both material and spiritual assistance.  OFS brothers and sisters cook food which is then taken at a time to the various communities where children are served with the help of families from the same community.