Chronicle of the 43rd General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission, July 12

by | Jul 13, 2022 | Congregation of the Mission, News

As we do every day, after the celebration of the Eucharist, we gathered together at 9:30 hours. The session began with the invocation of the Holy Spirit (in German).

After some annoucements, the Indonesian Province projected a video narrating the arrival of the first missionaries to that country and describing the present ministries of the confreres.

Then, the secretary of the Assembly read the Minutes from July 11 which were approved unanimously.

During the morning session, the Synthesis Commission presented its work. Time will be allotted for commentary and amendments to the work. Father Daniel PILARIO, in the name of the Synthesis Commission, explained the manner in which the document was developed and described the steps that would be taken so that a Final Document is approved.

At the end of the morning, after an enriching dialogue and numberous contributions,  Father Daniel PILARIO thanked the delegates for their contributions to the Final Document and assured them that every effort would be made to incorporate those suggestions into the Final Document.

The Synthesis Commission reminded the delegates about the methodology proposed in the Instrumentum Laboris, namely, that this afternoon and tomorrow morning will be dedicated to work in continental groups in order to concretize commitments and actions that will give life to the five priorities mentioned in the Final Document. The secretaries of the continental groups will present their conclusions in the plenary session of Wednesday afternoon and will send also them to the Synthesis Commission so that they can be incorporated into the Final Document.

The afternoon session began at 15:30 hours with the prayer: Hail, Mary. Then, a video was presented by the Central America Province, describing their ministry in Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Panama.

After some brief announcements, the moderator then invited the delegates to meet in their respective continental groups, until 18:30 hours, ending the session with the celebration of Evening Prayer.

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