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Rhodes: the Franciscan presence in the Dodecanese

800 years after the meeting between St. Francis and the Sultan we talk about the presence of the
Friars Minor in Rhodes, the Greek island likely visited by St. Francis on his journey to the Holy Land

The Island of Rhodes, the largest of the Greek archipelago known as the Dodecanese, famous for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and a place open to seaside tourism. It is also one of the locations where the Custody of the Holy Land is active. 


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