Father Massimo Fusarelli succeeds Father Michael Perry, a native of Indianapolis, who led the order since 2013.
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“When spiritual joy fills hearts,” said St. Francis of Assisi, “the serpent throws off his deadly poison in vain.”
The patron saint of Italy had a special weakness for mostaccioli, traditional dry biscuits that Italians still cook every Oct. 4 as a tribute to the famous stigmatist saint.
COMMENTARY: A few lessons for the feast of St. Francis, patron saint of animals
Before signing the encyclical on the tomb of St. Francis, Pope Francis thanked officials from the Vatican Secretariat of State, present at the Mass, who oversaw the text’s translation from Spanish into different languages.
Pope Francis will offer a Mass at the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi privately at 3 p.m. before signing the encyclical on the day before St. Francis’ feast day.