We Present the New General Minister

"The General Chapter of the Capuchin Order presently meeting in Rome has elected Bro. Mauro Jöhri, Provincial of the Capuchin Swiss Province, as their new Minister General. Mauro is the successor of the Canadian, Bro. John Corriveau, who has guided the Order for twelve years.

The Capuchin General Chapter has been meeting in Rome now for a week. One hundred and seventy four capitulars represent 11,000 Capuchins throughout the world. The most important item in the order of the day to this point has been that of electing a new Minister General to guide the Order for the next six years in the steps of Bro John Corriveau. The present superior of the Swiss Capuchins, Bro Mauro Jöhri has been elected to this service. Bro Mauro was born on September 01, 1947 at Bivio in the Canton of the Grison, which explains his love for the mountains and for climbing. He is fluent in the four Swiss languages of Italian, Ladin, German and French. His first years in high school were in Faido (Ticino) and he entered the Capuchin Novitiate in 1964. He completed the first years of Theology in the Institute of the Order in Solothurn. After his priestly ordination in 1972, he continued his studies at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and at Tübingen, and then at the Theological Faculty of Lucerne, where he completed his theological studies with a doctorate in 1980. The theme of his doctorate was the Theology of the Cross in the works of Hans Urs von Balthasar...." More

- From the Official Capuchin Website