The Assembly of the General Delegation for Great Britain and Ireland

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The Minister General, Friar Marco Tasca, convened an Assembly of the native English, Scottish, and Irish friars of the General Delegation of Blessed Agnellus of Pisa on Monday the 24th of May at the Liverpool Archdiocesan Centre for Evangelisation, Liverpool, England. The Minister General chaired the assembly, assisted by Fr. James McCurry, the General Delegate for Great Britain and Ireland.

After careful reflection and dialogue, the friars voted unanimously to petition the Province of St. Anthony in the USA for affiliation as a Province Delegation, with a view towards becoming a Province Custody as soon as possible before the Province’s next Ordinary Provincial Chapter in 2014.

St. Anthony Province will convene for the second part of its quadrennial Provincial Chapter on the 14th of June in Buffalo, New York.   The vote on the proposal for the affiliation of the British/Irish delegation is expected to take place on the 16th of June.  The proposal from the native friars is accompanied by a similar proposal from the General Definitory of the Order in Rome.