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PONTIFICIUM CONSILIUM*
PRO LAICIS

Vaticano, February 4, 2016

Dear Mr. Tibor Kauser,

I want to thank you for your letter Protocol No. 2828 /14-20 of January 15, 2016, which included the summary report of the activities of the Secular Franciscan Order for 2015.
In particular, I appreciated your reflection about the need for transition from a life and a vocation dedicated to personal devotion to a concrete and renewed commitment to fraternal life and to the will to live and bear witness as seculars, in the Church and in the world.

*Note: the original is in Italian language

From 9th to 11th January 2016, national chapter took place.

Hermano Ramón Llorach Touriño ofs is National Minister and Olga Mata de Angulo Vice-Minister. God bless and guide them all always.

From 14th to 17th January 2016, national chapter took place.

Mario Padilla ofs is National Minister and Maria Angela Vice-Minister. God bless and guide them all always.

From 10th to 13th December 2015, national chapter took place at St Francis of Assisi Mission, Chivue, Zimbabwe.

Fr Lawrence Thavamanickam Ofm Cap, Delegate General Assistant and Jenny Harrington ofs presiding.

Rodger Chirima ofs is National Minister and International Councillor.

The National Fraternity of Niccaragua has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on 14-15 November 2015.

The new national minister is Guadalupe Jarquín, Atanasio López Vice Minister and Angela Rosa Ramos was elected as international councillor.

May God bless, guide and drive them.

The National Fraternity of Sri Lanka has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on 2-4 October 2015 in Marielund. The new national minister is Dickson Weragoddagamage and Darshanie Alles was elected as international councillor.

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The National Fraternity of Brazil has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on 21-23 August 2015 in Castanhal - Parã-Brasil. The national minister and the international councilor is Vandrlei Suelio Gomes.