Franciscan East Asia
Taiwan Province of​
BVM Queen of China
OFFICES
  26 Mingzhi Road Sect. 3  24350, Taishan District , New Taipei City TAIWAN
      Tel. No:  886-2-29017534                                      pegoclaudio@gmail.com
STATISTICS
COMMUNITIES
Brief History
Friars minor were present in China during the time of Montecorvino in 1294. The second wave of missionaries came to China in the 16th Century.

The area of the present-day Province (Taiwan and Hongkong) saw the arrival of Friars in the 17th Century (Taiwan) and the 19th Century (Hongkong). Yet the missionary thrust of the Order was on Mainland China. By 1948, there were more than 700 missionaries, including 5 Archbishops, 13 Dioceses and 9 Apostolic Prefectures in China, under the care of the Franciscans. Yet, the friars were not united as one single entity.



When missionaries were expelled from China in the early 1950s, some came to Taiwan and Hongkong, forming themselves into three federations of Italian, German and Belgian friars. With these friars and new local vocations, a new Vicariate was formed in 1971 with the geographical jurisdiction of Taiwan and Hongkong. The Vicariate became a Province in 1989. 
With fraternal affection and communal witness, having inherited the spiritual legacy of St Francis, we serve the Church and the world, by manifesting gospel values in society, 
especially through the ministry of the Word, safeguarding the integrity of creation and reconstructing

harmonious interpersonal
relationships.
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Administration
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    Br. Claudio Pegoraro , OFM
    Minister Provincial
    26 Mingzhi Road Sect. 3 24350 Taishan District New Taipei City TAIWAN Email: pegoclaudio@gmail.com
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    Br. Bonaventure Lin , OFM
    Vicar Provincial
    26 Mingzhi Road Sect. 3 24350 Taishan District New Taipei City TAIWAN Email: bonaventuralin@gmail.com
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    Br. Paul Wu , OFM
    Definitor
    26 Mingzhi Road Sect. 3 24350 Taishan District New Taipei City TAIWAN Email: paulwu59@msn.com
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    Br. Michael Woo , OFM
    Definitor
    26 Mingzhi Road Sect. 3 24350 Taishan District New Taipei City TAIWAN Email: mikeofm@hotmail.com
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    Br. Placid Wong , OFM
    Definitor
    26 Mingzhi Road Sect. 3 24350 Taishan District New Taipei City TAIWAN Email: placidwong@hotmail.com
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    Br. William Ng , OFM
    Definitor
    26 Mingzhi Road Sect. 3 24350 Taishan District New Taipei City TAIWAN Email: brother.william.ng@aya.yale.edu