About us
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.

Principal Aim

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.,
Minister Provincial

Rev. Fr. Angelo Chully OFMConv.,
Counselor Incharge

Rev. Fr. Elias Thekkemundackappadavil OFMConv.
Director, FCPD

Rev. Fr. Shibin Malayil OFMConv.,
Secratery FCPD

Rev. Fr. Regite Thuruthel OFMConv.,
Board Member

Rev. Fr. John Paul Vengackal OFMConv.,
Board Member