The President General will get to know the Scottish reality during four days of activities
With the grace of God, between June 21 and 24, the 16th President General International, brother Renato Lima de Oliveira, will make his first official visit to Scotland.
He will be accompanied by brother Laszlo Könczöl (International Territorial Vice-president for Europe 1).
The agenda is being prepared with great care by the local Vincentian leadership, under the coordination of brother Daniel Collins, national president. Three cities will be visited: Edinburgh, Glasgow and Motherwell.
The proposed program includes: liturgical celebrations; meetings in Councils and Conferences; meetings with the Vincentian Family; visits to social special works; meetings with staff at Vincentian headquarters; audiences with clergy and government representatives; and social events with the brothers and sisters.
A special highlight was the activities involving Conferences formed by children and adolescents, and the 175º anniversary of the first Vincentian Conference in Scotland, held at St. Patrick’s in Edinburgh.
After all the Masses in which he will participate, President Renato will address brief words to the Vincentians and the Catholic community present, in each of the churches visited. Sancta Familia Media a communications company will follow all the activities and will organize interviews, videos and live broadcasts.
The Council General thanks the National Council of Scotland from the bottom of its heart for their dedication and organization to make this visit go as smoothly as possible, with God’s grace.