Those serving from ESC provinces are Friar Gerry Evans, of Ireland and member of the Province of Central America, serving as Visitator to St. John the Baptist Province; Friar Jim Bok, from St. John the Baptist Province serving in Jamaica, Visitator for Assumption BVM Province; Friar Dan Dwyer, from Holy Name Province, Visitator for the Province of Ireland; Friar Joe Condren, from the Province of Ireland, Visitator for Sacred Heart Province; and Friar Greg Friedman, from St. John the Baptist Province, Visitator in Pakistan.
Canonical Visitation is regulated by the Code of Canon Law, by our Constitutions and General Statutes, by the Statutes for the Canonical Visitation and Presidency of the Provincial Chapter, as well as by other documents of the Church. It is the task of the General Minister to carry out the Canonical Visitation either personally or through Delegates. During the Canonical Visitation, the Visitator “represents the Minister and acts in his name" (SSCV 8 §1). Even though it may have special legal connotations, the Canonical Visitation must, however, be carried out in the spirit which Francis indicated for visits to the Friars.
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