Circular Letter to my Beloved Brothers and Sisters, Members of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Conferences Around the World
Renato Lima De Oliveria, 16th General President

President General Renato Lima de OliveiraPraise be to our Lord Jesus Christ!

My dear brothers and sisters, beloved new members, employees of our centers and projects, esteemed collaborators and volunteers.

As you know, on September 9, 2016, in Paris, France, I had the joy of being inducted as the 16th General President of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. This brought an enormous responsibility, and at the same time an immense privilege for me and for the new members of the International Board, given the huge challenges facing us until the end of our term in 2022.

Thus, it is with great joy that I have the pleasure of reinstating the annual Circular Letters1, based on Vincentian tradition and on the good practices of the unforgettable and enlightened General Presidents who preceded me. This is the first time in the history of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul that the General President’s Circular Letter is being published in Arabic, Italian, and Chinese, in addition to our organization's official languages.

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