Dear brother Renato Lima de Oliveira, 16th President General, had the honour of participating on-line in the Annual Assembly of the National Council of the United States of America, held from 2nd to 6th September, 2020, at the invitation of the fellow member Ralph Middlecamp, the national president.
The President General gave a special speech within the session entitled “One Society” that took place at the “Business Meeting” of the assembly, with the presence of dozens of Vincentian leaders. In his speech, Renato Lima stressed the importance of all National Councils being part of the International Confederation, contributing thus to the reduction of the material and spiritual poverty of humanity, in line with the legacy of the seven founders of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
On that occasion, Renato Lima congratulated the North-American Vincentians on the 175th anniversary of the founding of the SSVP on American soil. On the other hand, the fellow member Ralph Middlecamp took the opportunity to invite the President General to be present in March 2021 at a major Vincentian event in the United States. God willing, and if the evolution of the pandemic allows it, the President General confirmed his presence.
Click here to read the President General’s speech in English.
Video – National President Ralph Middlecamp presents One Society at the 2020 Virtual Annual Assembly
PDF – National President Ralph Middlecamp presents One Society at the 2020 Virtual Annual Assembly