回顧教宗若望保祿二世與方濟精神

Pope John Paul II and the Franciscan Spirit

教宗2005 The Pope

《懷念聖父若望保祿二世》總會長賈伯約致兄弟書(英文)

Remembering the Holy Father Pope John Paul II: Letter of the Minister General to the Brothers

若望保祿二世在拉維納山向方濟祈禱

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Prayer of the Pope at St Francis at La Verna

亞西西世界和平祈禱聚會在香港響應

若望保祿二世致方濟小兄弟總會長之總會議書信(英文)於

Message of Pope John Paul II to the OFM Minister General

若望保祿二世致全球方濟家庭聯會聖年書信弍(英文)

Second Letter of the
Conference of the Franciscan Family
on the occasion of the Jubilee 2000,
in the year of the Holy Spirit

 

 

 

方濟往見教宗 Francis meets with the Pope.
方濟於1223年,曾向當時的教宗何諾略求小兄弟會規准許。
方濟小兄弟總會長往見教宗  Minister General of the Friars Minor meets with the Pope.
教宗若望保祿二世曾數次於方濟的故鄉亞西西,與其他宗教及基督宗教的兄弟姊妹舉行和平祈禱聚會,可見他熱衷於大公運動及宗教交談,以及他認方濟作為合一團結及和平的標記。
St Francis went to Pope Honorius to seek approval for the Rule of Life for the Friars Minor and friars promise obedience and respect to the Pope.
方濟小兄弟往見教宗 Friars Minor meet with the Pope.
方濟小兄弟往見教宗 Friars Minor meet with the Pope.
Peace prayer gathering in Assisi 亞西西和平祈禱聚會
Peace prayer gathering in Assisi 亞西西和平祈禱聚會
Peace prayer gathering in Assisi 亞西西和平祈禱聚會
方濟會士按1223年的會規,誓許對教宗何諾略及其合法選舉之嗣位者,以及羅馬教會,誓許服從和尊敬。
Peace prayer gathering in Assisi 亞西西和平祈禱聚會
Pope John Paul II has held several Prayer Gatherings for Peace in Assisi with non-Catholic Christians and people of other faiths.
方濟小兄弟往見教宗 Friars Minor meet with the Pope.
方濟小兄弟往見教宗 Friars Minor meet with the Pope.
St Francis is held as a symbolic figure of peacemaking, dialogue and ecumenism.
Peace prayer gathering in Assisi 亞西西和平祈禱聚會
Peace prayer gathering in Assisi 亞西西和平祈禱聚會

方濟小兄弟樂於與教宗若望保祿二世見面。

Friars around the world love meeting with the Pope.

阿拉發與教宗見面 Arafat and the Pope.
印度女士與教宗 Indian lady and the Pope.
教宗若望保祿二世多次與非基督宗教的人士友善面談,促進和平及互相了解,好比方濟當年往見回皇。
方濟小兄弟往見教宗 Friars Minor meet with the Pope.
經師與教宗見面 Rabbis and the Pope.
To promote peace and mutual understanding, Pope John Paul II has met with people of other faiths, similar in the spirit of Francis, who started a tradition of dialogue by going to meet with the Sultan.
教宗與古蘭經 The Pope and the Koran.
Franciscans International joins the world community in remembering Pope John Paul II, who passed away on Saturday, 2 April 2005, in Vatican City.

The Pope was a highly respected and admired figure to citizens across the globe. Since his appointment to the pontificate in October 1978, Pope John Paul II served as a tireless advocate for justice and peace issues, and he connected with millions of people worldwide.

For Franciscan brothers and sisters, the Pope's messages frequently imitated the spirits of St. Francis and St. Clare; he encouraged communities to grow in their concern for the poor and care of the environment, and to uphold human rights in the spirit of peace.

In a homily given in La Verna – the place where St. Francis of Assisi received the stigmata – Pope John Paul II told the assembled community: "Francis is the saint who is, in a certain sense, universal; through him Christ wanted to proclaim the Gospel not only to his era but to others as well, to our own age, to cultures and civilisations very different from one another."

The Pope also identified with St. Francis' desire to embrace foreign countries, and to spread models of love and acceptance to religions beyond Roman Catholicism. Throughout his term, John Paul II completed 104 pastoral visits outside of Italy and 146 within Italy, and became the most well-travelled Pope in Church history.

Pope John Paul II also respected St. Francis' position as the patron saint of Italy and, within the first month of his inauguration, the Pope visited Assisi to venerate St. Francis' tomb.

"Francis bore witness to…boundless love and continues to do so even in our days," the Pope observed.

In a similar spirit, the Pope continually demonstrated the Church's commitment to diminishing violence, and was a captivating, compassionate leader. In turn, people worldwide admired his harmonious messages and he left a legacy that, although occasionally viewed as controversial, brought respect from leaders worldwide.

“[Pope John Paul II] was an irreplaceable voice speaking out for peace, for religious freedom, and for mutual respect and understanding between people of different faiths,” observed Mr. Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

As millions around the globe offer their reflections and experiences about John Paul II following his death, they may also take comfort in knowing that the Pope had urged them to continue embracing – and not fearing – the unfamiliar:

"Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence," he once encouraged.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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