Filipino priest to become Franciscan general treasurer

Filipino priest to become Franciscan general treasurer

/ 10:22 PM May 07, 2024

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MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino priest is set to become one of the top officials of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM), or the Franciscans, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said on Tuesday.

According to the CBCP, Fr. Joel Sulse was appointed general oeconomus, or the treasurer of the religious order.


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Sulse went to Rome on Tuesday, the CBCP added.

In a send-off mass on Sunday, OFM Philippines minister provincial Fr. Lino Redoblado prayed and blessed Sulce.

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“Upon the request of the Minister-General, with the permission of the minister provincial, yours truly, I propose that Friar Joel Sulce serve as general treasurer of the Orders of Friars Minor Curia in Rome,” Redoblado said.

The CBCP added that the OFM announced Sulce’s appointment in April and that he will formally assume his role in August.

Sulce was the previous parish priest of the St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Malabon City, and was Secretary for Formation and Studies of OFM Philippines, among other roles, the CBCP added.

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