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The Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal is a Roman Catholic, Franciscan Order founded in 1987 by eight Capuchin priests including Father Stan Fortuna and Father Benedict Groeschel. The Franciscan Sisters Of The Renewal were founded in 1988 and are based in the Bronx. The friars are based in New York, England and Honduras. The Community works with the poor as Saint Francis did. The order continually grows each year, having approximately 96 friars at present. Their religious habit is grey, with a belt and sandals. They have many communities in the U.S.A, but only two in the U.K, one in London, and their newest one in Bradford. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... Catholic deacon candidates prostrate before the altar of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles during a 2004 diaconate ordination liturgy Holy Orders in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Anglican, Assyrian, Old Catholic, and Independent Catholic churches includes three orders: bishop, priest, and deacon. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Father Stan Fortuna is an ordained Roman Catholic priest notable for his evangelical musical contributions of various genres, primarily Catholic-based hip hop. ... NY redirects here. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Saint Francis of Assisi (born in Assisi, Italy, ca. ... St. ...

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