"In the Year of Consecrated Life, the Indian Franciscans renew their commitment and service of apostolate among the marginalized of the country, in the slums, in rural areas, particularly among marginalized people.... The Franciscans renewed their commitment in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare". The plan, which will be carried out through the involvement of the Secular Franciscan and laity Order that follow the charism of the Poverello, provides specific commitments to help stop violence against women in society, to provide education to poor children, assistance, development and welfare for immigrants.
AFFI is the network of 53 Franciscan religious Congregations present in 163 provinces throughout the country. "
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