(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) The 4th of November marked the close of the Mid Sexennial Meeting of the Conference of Asia Oceania in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) City in Vietnam. The Conference voted unanimously on its Apostolic Plan which responds to the wounded in the World (The Missionary Priorities are: Migrant People, Young People, the Materially Poor, Indigenous People, & Families in distress). The Conference also has placed the Care for our Common Home (Ecology) as a Fundamental Priority for the Conference. The Conference also voted almost unanimously on its Plan for Reconfiguration. The final Document of the Apostolic and Reconfiguration Plan for the Conference which is now voted on will be sent to the General Government for approval.
The Meeting also reflected on the Reports and Directories for the Brothers, for Formation, for the Alphonsian Academy, on the next General Chapter, on the issues around the Safeguarding and Protection of the Vulnerable and the finally the Plans for the General Government for the remaining of the sexennium. Fr General closed the Mid Sexennial Meeting on the 4th November.
The confreres now begin the Conference Assembly (5th and 6th November) to take up other issues concerning the Conference of Asia Oceania
Fr. Ivel Mendanha, C.Ss.R.