Order of Friars Minor Capuchin

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The Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (Latin: Ordo Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum; postnominal abbr. O.F.M. Cap.) is a religious order of Franciscan friars within the Catholic Church, one of Three "First Orders" that reformed from the Franciscan Friars Minor Observant (OFM Obs., now OFM), the other being the Conventuals (OFM Conv.). Franciscans reformed as Capuchins in 1525 with the purpose of regaining the original Habit (Tunic) of St. Francis of Assisi and also for returning to a stricter observance of the rule established by Francis of Assisi in 1209.

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Order of Friars Minor Capuchin
Ordo Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum[1] (Latin)
FormationFounded: 1209 by St. Francis of Assisi and until the reformation aimed at regaining the original spirit of St. Francis and the Original Habit of St. Francis remained as the part of main branches. Capuchin Reformation started in 1525[1]
FounderSt. Francis of Assisi
Reformed as Capuchins by Matteo Serafini
TypeMendicant Order of Pontifical Right (for Men)[1]
HeadquartersVia Piemonte 70,
Rome, Italy[1]
Members (2020)
10,349 (6,882 priests)[1]
Minister General
Fr. Roberto Genuin, OFM Cap
Post-nominal initials
O.F.M. Cap.
Websiteofmcap.org[1]
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