May 23, 2013. (Romereports.com) The Order of Friars Minor now has a new leader. American Michael Anthony Perry was elected in Rome to serve as the new minister general of the order.
Fr. Perry was born in Indianapolis. He was ordained a priest in 1984. Throughout the years, he has worked for Catholic Relief Services and he has also been an international policy adviser for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Before being appointed to his current post, he was the Vicar General of the Order.