Between 24th and 30th of June 2018, the 16th General President, our fellow member Renato Lima de Oliveira will be visiting two important European countries: Ireland and England. The trip is planned just after the 2nd International Youth Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the International Council General, held in Salamanca (Spain) a week earlier.
The institutional visit to the Republic of Ireland will take place from 24th to 27th of June. The General President will visit the following locations: Dublin, Roscrea, Limerick, Nenagh, Clonmel, Drogheda, Newry and Belfast. Among the activities envisaged, we can highlight rounds of questions and answers with the Vincentians, visit to the social works, meeting with the Vincentian Family, meetings with representatives of the Church and assistance to Holy Mass.
The visit to England is scheduled from the 28th to the 30th of June. Renato Lima will visit the following cities: Newcastle, Leeds and London. The General President will participate in the National Council meeting and will visit several social works. Renato Lima will have a lunch with the Vincentians and a meeting with the Conferences (especially with young people) and will participate in rounds of questions and answers about the International General Council.
“I am very happy for these two visits, since the SSVP in Ireland and England are very active and perform a service very dedicated to the poor and those who suffer, both through home visits, and through social projects and welfare works. I want to be very close to the Vincentians, in order to show them the initiatives underway and the vision of the future of the International Council General, “said the General President.
The IGC thanks the national Presidents-Helen O’Shea (England and Wales) and Kieran Stafford (Ireland)-for the affection in the organization of this agenda and by the kindness in the suffrage of certain costs of this visit.