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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.

HOLY MASS FOR THE OPENING 
OF THE XIV ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS
HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
Vatican Basilica
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 4 October 2015

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“If we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us” (1 Jn 4:12).
This Sunday’s Scripture readings seem to have been chosen precisely for this moment of grace which the Church is experiencing: the Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the family, which begins with this Eucharistic celebration.
The readings centre on three themes: solitude, love between man and woman, and the family.