Date of publication: 13/04/2021

President General’s Live Q&A session

Council General International

The Council General International (CGI) keeps on working with initiatives aimed at reinforcing dialogue and transparency with all the countries making up our International Confederation. To that end, next Sunday, on April 18th, another Talk Show with the President General will be held at 10 am (local time in Brasilia, Brazil). The Talk Show will be broadcast live on Ozanam TV (Facebook) in Portuguese with translation into English, Spanish and French (





Fellow members from all over the world will have the chance to speak, without intermediaries, with brother Renato Lima de Oliveira, 16th President General, and to raise any topic/ doubt, or make any comment, criticism, praise or suggestion. The President will talk about the 2021 activity agenda, impact of the pandemic on the SSVP, news about Ozanam’s canonisation, recent decisions taken by the Council General, communication, youth, formation, governance and much more.

“The talk show is a noble moment for the Council General to get closer to the grassroots via the internet. To my mind, this is a unique opportunity because the President General needs to be always close to the Conferences and SSVP members. I would like to thank Ozanam TV and the interpreters who will accompany us in this friendly and fraternal talk. You are all invited! Don’t miss it. I look forward to your participation, especially young people”, urged President Renato.

 This will be the fifth talk show since this initiative began in 2019. The global health crisis has accelerated the rise of digital tools and technology to work, to homeschool, to attend training sessions and even to meet entertainment needs. Hence, the Talk with the President General is also an opportunity for Vincentian formation. 

Portuguese (our President’s mother tongue), Spanish, French and English interpreting will be available. We remind everyone to keep in mind the different time zones. The next talk show will be held on November 6th, 2021.

  • Local time: 10 am (Brasilia time).
  • International time: 1 pm (UTC) –   
  • Date: Sunday, April 18th, 2021
  • Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French and English.
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Some time zones

Chicago and Panama (8 am)Madrid, Paris and Rome (3 pm)Jakarta (8 pm)
New York (9 am)Johannesburg (3 pm)Manila (9 pm)
Santiago, Chile (9 am)Beirut (4 pm)Hong Kong (9 pm)
Lisbon (2 pm)Mumbai (6.30 pm)Sydney (11 pm)