APIPC to be Replaced by Provincials' Conference

On the 12th March the General Definitory granted a request by the Asia Pacific Inter-Provincial Commission to be allowed to go out of existence in order to clear the way for the newly established Regional Provincials' Conference, to provide a more focussed leadership of the Order provide a more focused leadership of the Order in the Asia Pacific Region.

The Provincials of Oceania, Vietnam, India and Korea (clockwise above: Brothers Timothy Graham, Peter Pham Van Phu, Antony Palamattom and John Jung) will hold the inaugural meeting of the Provincials’ Conference in Sydney, Australia, early in June.

Some history:

The General Definitory, on 25 November 1991, set up an Asia Inter-Provincial Secretariat. In 1996 it added Oceania to the body and renamed it the Asia Pacific Inter-Provincial Commission.  The purpose of the APIPC was to co-ordinate activities of mutual interest to two or more entities of the Order in the Asia Pacific region.  It also cooperated closey with the Genereral Councillor responsible for the Order in the Asia Pacific region, in the animation of the Brothers, co-workers and works of the Order in that region. During its 21 years the APIPC organised many courses and meetings in the region, including four regional conferences and one general conference of the Order.  It published many position papers and a newsletter,  which was replaced by this publication, in 125 issues.

This being its final issue, the APIPC NEWS FLASH would like to farewell and thank its many appreciative readers for their encouragement and support in the form of referrals, news items, photos and distribution





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