International Almsgiving Conference

Today, 14 April, hasseen the inauguration of the International Almsgiving/Fundraising Conferenceorganised by the Hospitaller Order of St John of God.

The meeting at the ‘Nostra Signora Madre della Misericordia’ (Handmaids of Christthe King) House, in Rome, is being attended by 53 people from every continent,and include the Prior General, several General Councillors, the Director of theMissions and International Cooperation Office, and representatives of theMissions Offices in different Provinces of the Order, together withrepresentatives of organisations working in the field of internationalcooperation.

 Brother Jesús Etayo,the Prior General, presided at the Eucharist officially inaugurating the event.

The participants thengathered in the Chapter Hall to hear the welcome address delivered by Brother MoisésMartin, the Director of the Missions and International Cooperation Office ofthe General Curia,  the opening addressby the Prior General and presentations by the organisations actively engaged inthe Order in the field of cooperation and assistance, and in fundraising.

 The afternoon wasdedicated to reports by Francisco Benavides, the director of the Los PisasHouse-Museum in Granada, who spoke in particular of the new role of the almonerof Saint John of God. 


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