Franciscans and Dialogue
“The Brothers are to strive to …be ready to enter into dialogue with everyone”
OFM General Constitutions: Article 93, §1
As faithful sons of the Catholic Church, Franciscans are irrevocably committed to ecumenical and interreligious dialogue. In the mystery of the Incarnation, Christ became every person’s brother, without exception. As people called to walk in Christ’s footsteps, Franciscans embrace that same path of brotherhood so that, by a kind and reverent presence among both fellow Christians and the sincere members of other religions, they may build up the people God has given them (cf. OFM Constitutions, 95, §2).