Franciscans in South Asia: Together to Serve the ‘Lepers of our Time’

Posted September 11, 2019 10:34 pm by ZENIT Staff

Franciscans in South Asia: Together to Serve the ‘Lepers of our Time’

The Franciscans of South Asia reaffirm their evangelical commitment to care for the marginalized, for the protection of creation and for interreligious harmony, according to Fides News Agency. Fr. Nithiya Sagayam OFMCap, told the agency that about 60 major Superiors of different Franciscan, male and female congregations, from Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, from August 18-24, 2019 to reflect and try to respond effectively, in an evangelical sense, to the challenges of this region. Rooted in the Franciscan spirituality, the participants promised to “revive their life and mission with renewed vigor”. The countries of South Asia

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