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Rome 2017


Bulletin No. 2 of the General Chapter – Rome 2017



We began the second day of the General Chapter, Wednesday, February 8, 2017, with Morning Prayer and Mass for the Dead. Fr. Jair Batista de Souza MIC, the current General Councilor from Brazil, presided and gave the homily. The Chapter continued the session of the reports. They discussed the report from the General Government as well as the status of the entire Congregation. The most common themes discussed included: our personnel and spiritual status, missionary activity, difficulties, challenges and paths for growth in the future. In the afternoon, the Provincial of the Polish Province, Fr. Paweł Naumowicz MIC, the Provincial of the American Province, Fr. Kazimierz Chwałek MIC, and the Provincial of the Brazilian Province, Fr. Leandro Aparecido da Silva MIC, presented their reports. The Fathers of the Chapter were then able to ask questions of the provincials.

The morning Mass on Thursday, February 9, was presided by Fr. Wojchiech Jasiński MIC, the General Councilor and the General Treasurer. Fr. Zbigniew Piłat MIC, General Councilor and the General Secretary, preached the homily. The representatives of the General Vicariates from Lithuania, Latvia, the Ukraine, Rwanda, Cameroon, and the Philippines (the Asian Vicariates) presented their reports. After the discussions and further sharing, the Chapter ended its session of the reports. A session for elections is planned for Friday, February 10. We ask for prayers for the election of our Superior General and the General Council.


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