Plans for Pontifical Franciscan University in Rome by 2018

The heads of four Franciscan communities have announced plans to establish a Pontifical Franciscan University in Rome by 2018.

This was announced by the Ministers General of the First Order in a letter dated November 29.

“As an expression of the academic unity of the Franciscan family, this project will be committed to an emphasis on the distinctive wisdom of the primacy of love in the Franciscan School,” the letter stated.

“This will give new impetus to the affective way, which in our history has been explored through a variety of avenues.”

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