The Congress of the new GEMM Vice Province was held at Veyula, Tanzania from 20 to 23 February 2017. Fr. Michael Ogweno opened the Congress by reading of the decree of the Elevation of the General Vicariate to the status of Vice-Province. During the Congress, the following religious were elected
Fr. CHRISTIAN AMÉRICO CHICAS AGUILLÓN, (SCOR) On 19 February 2017, in the parish church of San Francisco de Asís (Mejicanos, San Salvador) Fr. Christian Américo Chicas Aguillón was ordained by the imposition of hands of Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas, of the Archdiocese of San Salvador (El Salvador).
Fr. Julio Alejandro Blanco González (SCOR) On 4 February 2017, in the student community of St. Gabriel in Cajicá, Colombia, Fr. Julio Alejandro Blanco González, was ordained by the imposition of hands of the bishop emeritus of the diocese of Florencia, Bishop Fabián Marulanda López.
Again, this year, Fr. Alessandro Ciciliani (MAPRAES) conducted a course in the history of the Congregation at the MAPRAES Provincial Novitiate located on Monte Argentario. This year’s course took place from 23 to 27 January 2017. In addition to the seven novices (five Italian and two Portuguese), the Master of
Rome, Saints John and Paul, 13-14 October 2016 All members were present: Fr. Alessandro Ciciliani (President, MAPRAES), P. Robert Carbonneau (Member, PAUL), Fr. Andrés San Martin (member, SCOR), P. Lawrence Rywalt (translator, PAUL), Fr. Pablo Gonzalo (member, SCOR). Work began on Thursday, October 13, at 9:00 a.m.. Fr. Joachim Rego,
Fr. Riccardo Talpone (MAPRAES) of the Passionist community of Pianezza (Italy) Born: 27 April 1922 in Castellazzo Bormida (AL), Italy Profession: 15 September 1940 Ordination: 1 March 1947 Death: 31 January 2017 Requiescat in pace