11 May Br Marco Tasca OFM Conv appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Genoa (Italy)
Letter of the Minister General, Br Michael A. Perry, in the name of the General Definitory and the Friars of the Order, to Br Marco Tasca OFM Conv., former Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, appointed by the Holy Father Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Genoa (Italy):
Dear Br Marco,
May the Lord give you peace!
In the name of the General Definitory and of the whole Order of Friars Minor, I give thanks to the Most High, Almighty, Good Lord that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, chose you, dear Brother Marco, to serve Holy Mother Church as Bishop in the Archdiocese of Genoa, successor of the Apostles, witness of the Risen Lord and servant of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the hope of the world.
On this happy occasion, I wish to express to you personally, dear Brother Marco, my deepest gratitude for the precious gift of your friendship and collaboration which, in seeking to do God’s will, we shared during the time of your Generalate. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your gracious and far-sighted fraternal approach that you made me a part of, and that enabled us to work as true brothers for the good of the Order and the Church.
I assure you of my remembrance in prayer to the God of Mercies that your episcopal ministry will be fruitful and rich in graces for you, for the Franciscan Family, and for the People of God who are now entrusted to you.
May the Good Lord bless you and give you joyful fidelity, renewed every day by the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Br Michael A. Perry, OFM
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