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Papal message for 800th anniversary of Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land

October 17, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: “You are ambassadors of the entire People of God,” Pope Francis wrote in a message to Father Francesco Patton, the head of the Franciscan Custody. “Assiduous in contemplation and in prayer, simple and poor, obedient to the bishop of Rome, you are engaged also in the present in living in the Holy Land next to brothers of different cultures, ethnicities and religions, sowing peace, fraternity and respect.”

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