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The OFS National Fraternity of Cape Verde has celebrated its National Elective Chapter from 30 June to 2 July 2017. The new national minister is Orlando Burgo and the international councillor is Adilson José de Pina. 

The OFS Regional Fraternity of Hong Kong - Macau has celebrated its Elective Chapter on 2 July 2017. The new regional minister is Teresa Wong. 

Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis



Consilium Internationale
FAMILY COMMISSION

Jenny Harrington OFS 

 

 CONCLUSIONS OF THE SYNOD OF THE FAMILY 

PART II - The Family in God's plan
Chapter IV - Towards the Ecclesial Fullness of the Family 

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Christ chose to be born and grow up in the bosom of the holy family of Joseph and Mary. The Church is nothing other than "the family of God." From the beginning, the core of the Church was often constituted by those who had become believers "together with all [their] household."cf Acts 18.8 When they were converted, they desired that "their whole household" should also be saved.cf Acts 16:31; Acts 11:14 These families who became believers were islands of Christian life in an unbelieving world. (CCC 1655)

The new emerging OFS National Fraternity of Malaysia elected its first National Council on June 11, 2017. Marina Anjuman has been elected as national minister. 

The new emerging OFS National Fraternity of Singapore elected its first National Council on June 3, 2017. Janet Lim has been elected as national minister. 

The OFS National Fraternity of Netherlands has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on 9-11 June 2017. The new national minister is Theo Reuling and the international councillor is Mariette Fleur

The OFS National Fraternity of Italy has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on 1-4 June 2017 at La Verna. The new national minister international councillor is Paola Braggion.