Capuchin Friar Wally Kasuboski has won the "Hero of Panama" award!
At the recent Heroes of Panama event, the top ten nominated philantropists in the country gathered. Because of his work in rural Panama and thanks to an online vote, Father Wally "Padre Pablo" won the prestigious award "Hero of Panama" as well as a check for $30,000 (USD). Congratulations Padre Pablo Kasuboski!
Since its beginning, the Capuchins have sent its friars to mission lands. They follow the example of St. Francis of Assisi, who himself went to Africa to work among a group of Muslims called the Saracens.
The province's first foreign missionaries were dedicated individuals who were sent to China and India. In 1938, the Church authorities in Rome assigned specific territories to the province. These included the island of Guam in the Pacific and later extended to Okinawa, and the Atlantic coast region of the Bluefields Vicariate in Nicaragua, Central America. At the present time, its friars are working in the Middle East and in Central America. Those in Central America labor in Panama and Nicaragua.
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