The membership of the Vice Province of the Japanese Martyrs elected a new leadership team during the course of the Fourth Vice Province Congress.
Re-elected on the first ballot was Father Paul Matsumoto – with his Consultors being Fathers Francis Yamauchi and Joseph Someno. In a separate ballot, Francis Yamauchi was chosen as First Consultor.
Please find attached two photographs of the Congress, the first being (1) all of the Passionist Participants of the Congress with the translators and (2) The New Council with the Superior General, Joachim Rego and PASPAC President, Laurence Finn. In order, from right to left: Francis Yamauchi, the Superior General, Paul Matsumoto, Joseph Someno and Laurence Finn.