Date of publication: 03/12/2020

The Council General is holding its 2nd session of the 2020 Annual Meeting

Council General International

The Assembly will be broadcast online

On December 13th, 2020, in Paris (France), the Council General International (CGI) will conclude its Annual Meeting, which began on October 4th. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, participants will gather virtually. 

This is the first time in history that the SSVP is holding its Annual Meeting virtually. In Paris, at the general headquarters, only the 16th President General, fellow member Renato Lima de Oliveira, the General Secretary, sister Marie-Françoise Salésiani-Payet, and the staff members will be present, God willing. The meeting will begin at noon (Paris time).


Assembly attendees are as follows: Presidents of Superior/National Councils belonging to the International Executive Committee (they account for 85% of all SSVP members worldwide), members of the Permanent Section (the International Board and the International Territorial Vice Presidents). The meeting will be live streamed on Ozanam TV for all members around the world, since transparency is one of the most outstanding features of this term of office.

Several presentations will be given on the work carried out by the Board, focusing on actions against Covid-19 and other accomplishments of the Council General throughout this year. The “Charity in Hope” Medal will be awarded to the Jesuit Refugee Service for its effective humanitarian work in Africa. Furthermore, the decision to extend the current terms of some Superior Councils, already approved by the President General due to the pandemic, shall also be submitted for approval by the attendees.

Other events

On December 6th, the CGI Board will also hold its fourth quarterly meeting virtually, the last one this year. On 11th and 12th December, a training/follow-up online meeting will be held for Territorial Vice-Presidents (12 collaborators) and Zone Coordinators (23 collaborators). These Vincentian fellow members team up with the President General to undertake ongoing projects and programs within our Confederation. We kindly ask for your prayers so that all these international Vincentian events may run smoothly.