The following is a message the Secular Franciscan Order Minister General received on behalf of Pope Francis on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of our Rule.
Mr. Tibor Kauser,
Secular Franciscan Order
Via Vittorio Putti, 4 - int. 6 00152 Rome
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the approval of the Rule of this Secular Order, the Holy Father, turning to you with most auspicious thoughts, joins in giving thanks to the Lord. While trusting that this significant anniversary may kindle renewed apostolic fervour and commitments of fidelity to Christ and the Church, He invokes, by the intercession of the Holy Virgin and of saint Francis of Assisi, a continued divine assistance and most wholeheartedly imparts the requested apostolic blessing, pledge of abundant divine favours.
From the Vatican,
June 24, 2018
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State of His Holiness