General Commission on Pastoral Care

"The General Commission on the Pastoral Care of the Sick and the Social Pastoral Ministry met in Rome, at the General Curia, on 26 and 27 September, 2013, to decide on the Pastoral Care objectives and lines of action according to the directives laid down for the Sexennium. This Commission is coordinated by Bro. Benigno Ramos, General Councillor, and the members are Bro. Enrique Miyashiro for the Latin America Region, Bro. Eldy de Castro for the Asia-Pacific Region, Bro. John Oppong for the Africa Region and Mrs Susana Queiroga for the Europe Region. The Commission will be meeting once a year to steer and promote Pastoral Care in the Provinces and in the Order?s centres on the basis of the recently published document ?Pastoral Care in the Manner of St John of God?.

In his words of welcome to the members of the Commission, the Prior General, Brother Jesús Etayo stressed the importance of Pastoral Care which, he said, ?forms part of our Hospitaller Order?s DNA?.



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