Report on the State of the Congregation has begun
Valdocco, Turin, 17 February 2020 -- In just two days time you may get the full updated, detailed and future-oriented picture of the whole Salesian Congregation around the world. Each of the 12 General Councillors, with the Vicar, with the Economer General and other Central services, have 30 minutes each to share in the Assembly the essence of their 10-page reports (total of 256 pages). This is the program for the first two full working days of the Chapter according the General Regulations.
17 February in the morning, GC28 members received the report from Fr Cereda and another four sector councillors (Formation - Youth Ministry - Social Communication and the Missions) followed in the afternoon by the Salesian Family and the first 4 of the 7 regional reports, today including also the EAO Region (three parts: 1 presentation of the delegates; 2 - EAO region presentation in a 2 minute video (FB) and 3 - EAO region evaluation and way forward).
On Tuesday 18 February, this program will be completed with the reports of the the other 4 Regions, Economy and Central Services. The complete report concludes with the summary by the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, on the state of the Congregation, broadcast live at 5 p.m. (UTC+1) on the ANS Facebook page
After these two days or reporting (17-18 Feb ) another three days follow of 'digesting' (reflection within regional groups and assembly sharing) combined with the 'Salesian spirituality days' before the official opening of the GC28 on Saturday, 22 February.
Please, continue to pray for the whole GC28 assembly and each one of us!