The Franciscan Centre for Peace and Dialogue (FCPD).
The Franciscan Centre for Peace and Dialogue is an association founded by the Order of Friars Minor Conventuals of India on 8th March, 1994 and inaugurated on 1st September, 1994.
The main aim of the FCPD is to help people to become instruments of peace and harmony, to build up charity, rendering one another the service of communion, healing divisions and work for the reconciliation of humanity with God, with all people and with all creation in the spirit of Francis of Assisi “known and revered by many throughout the world as a symbol of peace, reconciliation and brotherhood” (John Paul II).
To raise awareness and deepening the understanding of current issues of justice, peace and safeguarding of creation.
To promote and express solidarity with those who are persecuted for the sake of justice and to stand by them.
To inspire people to build a non-violent society based on mutual understanding and brotherhood irrespective of caste, creed, religion, country or language and communal harmony.
To promote and defend Human Life.
To promote ecumenism and interreligious dialogue.
FCPD Office Bearers
Ver. Rev. Fr. Leo Payyappilly OFMConv.,
Rev. Fr. Angelo Chully OFMConv.,
Rev. Fr. Elias Thekkemundackappadavil OFMConv.
Rev. Fr. Shibin Malayil OFMConv.,
Rev. Fr. Regite Thuruthel OFMConv.,
Rev. Fr. John Paul Vengackal OFMConv.,