Pope Clement VII Issues Papal Approval of Capuchin Order

Pope Clement VII Issues Papal Approval of Capuchin Order

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The Capuchin Order, an offshoot of the Franciscans founded by Matteo da Bascio, receives official papal approval in a bull by Pope Clement VII. Matteo da Bascio created the Capuchin Order because he felt that the Franciscans had moved away from the simple lifestyle preached by its founder, St. Francis.

At first his superiors in the Franciscan Order tried to suppress his reforms, but now that he has official papal approval, he moves on to live as a hermit while preaching the gospel.

Others join him in an attempt to follow the Rule of St. Francis in the most literal manner possible.

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