Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Provincial Ministers Meeting in Dubai

MOn 24th afternoon General MInister and me left for Dubai. The flight was delayed for almost two hours late. We were welcomed by Br. Tomassitto the Parish priest of Dubai and driven directly to  Rasal Khama where the meeting was supposed to be held up. we began the meeting on 25 at 9am with 29 participants. Br. General Minister, Bishops Paul Hinder and Camilo. The CCMSI Provincials, Lebanon, Philipian, American and others. The meeting began with prayer and lightning the candle. Br. Vargheese the vice provincial welcomed all the participants. Then Bishop Paul gave the background about the meeting. General Minister in his key note address spoke about the importance and speciality of the vice province of Arabia. Bishop Camilo too spoke about the collaboration and its challenges. all the participants were welcomed by a bouquet.
We had 14 points on the agenda which we immediately took for discussion. The moderator for session was Br. John Provincial of America. The discussion was lively, personal, direct and many concerns were voiced out. 

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