The Minister Provincials of the English-Speaking Conference have held an important meeting in London.
The English-speaking conference consists of 17 ‘entities’ in all: the Franciscan Provinces of Ireland, England, Malta and the various Provinces and Custodies within the United States and Canada. The London meeting was hosted by the Minster of the English Province, Michael Copps, OFM. Fr Hugh McKenna, the Irish Provincial, was present.
The friars discussed the issues of formation, ministry, finance, and other areas of common intrest. The Minister General, Jose Rodriguez Carballo OFM, and several members of the General Definitory came from Rome to particiapte for some days in the week-long gathering.