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Capuchins
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The Capuchins, the third branch of the Franciscan order, after and along with the Minorites and Franciscans, to view Francis of Assisi as the father of their order, owe their origin to a reform movement with the Franciscans at the beginning of the 16th century. In 525, Matthäus of Bascio settled in the region of Ancona, Italy, following the oral permission of pope Clement VII based on his brothers’ support, with the intention of leading a strict life guided consistently by the gospel and the rule of the Franciscan order. Other brothers soon jo…

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Knobloch, Stefan, “Capuchins”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11298>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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