Franciscans in Africa. Morocco: 32. Libya: 9. Egypt: 96. Sudan: 3. Eritrea: 155. Guinnea Bisau: 37. Burkina Fasou: 5. Djibouti: 2. Nigeria: 47. Chad & C.A.R.: 77. Ivory Coast: 50. Benin: 33. Ethiopia: 126. Sierra Leone: 1. Togo: 58. Cameroon: 32. Liberia: 2. Uganda: 57.
Guinnea Bisau: 37
Burkina Fasou: 5
Ivory Coast: 50
Sierra Leone: 1
DRC & Congo: 322
Cape Verde: 15
These figures only represent the number of Capuchins and OFM’s. We are currently determining the numbers of Conventuals, Franciscan Sisters and SFO’s.
The Damietta Initiative was inaugurated by the Capuchin Friars of South Africa in Pretoria, November 2004.
The Capuchin Franciscan Peace Centre in Pretoria
A mosque and a church in the city of Damietta, Egypt, today.
The Crusader’s siege on the walled city of Damietta.
Francis’ meeting with the Sultan, Malik-al-Kamil, in Damietta, is still remembered.
Thirteenth century fresco of Saint Francis visiting Malik-al-Kamil by Giotto, in the Upper Church, Basilica of Saint Francis, Assisi, Italy.
“Taking up the Mission of Peace, he joyfully hastened to follow the saint of God.”(Celano)
Saint Francis welcomes Bernard of Quintavalle as a lesser brother.
under God the Creator.
brothers and sisters, under God.
of the powerless.
Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk; a contemporary example of conflict transformation.
The Damietta Initiative curriculum reflects…
Inviting men and women reflecting local diversity (religious, cultural/ethnic, linguistic, socio-economic, and gender).
Padre Pio Friary, 25 Kort Street, Rietvallei, Pretoria, South Africa