Since 1841, it has been a tradition for the Presidents General of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) to publish Circular Letters, at least once a year, on topics relevant to our institution. In 2020, our President General, brother Renato Lima de Oliveira, had already published a Circular Letter on January 31st. However, due to the current circumstances caused by the Coronavirus crisis, the President considers it important to publish a second letter, of an extraordinary nature.
“We are living in an atypical moment, which requires exceptional measures. Therefore, sensitive to the sufferings of the SSVP members themselves and after praying and asking for divine inspiration, I thought it would be appropriate to publish an Extraordinary Circular Letter, reinforcing the role of the Conference Presidents in this context,” declared President Renato Lima.
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