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The General Secretariat

Every day many brothers from all over the Capuchin world try to contact the General Minister, the Councilors or the various offices of our General Curia. They send in requests and reports on their activities or else simply wish to share some of the joys and sorrows of their everyday lives. The job of the General Secretariat is to facilitate these contacts and make them more and more effective. It is made up of several brothers who work together to assist the General Minister and his Council in carrying out their duties.

Secretariat Staff

Currently, the General Secretariat is headed by fr. Damian Philip Pereira (Provincia di Tamil Nadu, India), Secretary General, assisted by fr. Michele Mottura (Provincia del Piemonte, Italia), General Vice-Secretaries, and Br. Patrick McSherry (Province of Calvary, USA), who is responsible for the current archives and registry.

The presence and work of four language secretaries is also an essential component:

for French:                 Br. Antoine Haddad (General Custody of the Near-East, Lebanon)
for English:                Br. John Russo (Province of New Jersey, USA)
for Italian:                  Br. Umberto Losacco (Province of Genoa, Italy)
for Portuguese and Spanish:       fr. Fergnan da Conceição da Silva (Province Maranhão-Pará-Amapá, Brazil)

The language secretaries assist in the government of the Order by facilitating communications in the respective languages, preparing letters and documents, preparing translations of various kinds, and providing immediate correspondence by use of modern means. Another important part of their service is to welcome visitors to the Curia from those parts of the world where their language is spoken.

  • Damian Philip Pereira

    Damian Philip Pereira

  • Diseno sin titulo 6

    Michele Mottura

  • John Russo

    John Russo

  • Patrick McSherry

    Patrick McSherry

  • Antoine Haddad

    Antoine Haddad

  • Umberto Losacco

    Umberto Losacco

  • Suresh 2

    Fergnan da Conceição da Silva

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