His Holiness received a delegation of Franciscans from the Holy Land at the papal residence in St. Mark’s Cathedral, Abbasiyya.

Today, His Holiness received a delegation of Franciscans from the Holy Land at the papal residence in St. Mark’s Cathedral, Abbasiyya. The delegation is comprised of:
+ Fr. Francesco Patton, the Custos of the Holy Land
+ Fr. Dobromir Jasztal, the Custodial Vicar
+ Fr. Ibrahim Faltas, the Descrete Eastern Group
+ Franciscans from ten different countries

 

Attended the meeting also, Ramzi Khouri, the Director of the Higher Presidential Committee of Churches Affairs in Palestine (Hcc-Plo اللجنة الرئاسية العليا لمتابعة شؤون الكنائس في فلسطين).

The Franciscans visit to Egypt came as part of the celebration of the Franciscan Order of the passing of 800 years after St. Francis of Assisi visit to Damiette, Egypt, to meet with Al-Kamil, the Ayyubid Sultan of Egypt in 1219 AD