Are the Capuchins one order?

Are Capuchins worldwide all of the same order or are there variants to the order? And if so, to which did Padre Pio belong?


The Capuchins (O.F.M.Cap.) are a branch of the Franciscan family. Their name comes from the extra long capuche (hood) that they wear. Saint Pio belonged to this group. More recently, Fr. Benedict Groeschel founded a reformed branch known as the Capuchin Franciscans of the Renewal (CFR).

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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