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XLII General Assembly

400 My dear Brothers and Sisters, Members of the Vincentian Family: May the grace of Jesus Christ accompany us during this final stage of preparation for the XLII General Assembly, which will take place in Chicago (the United States) from 27 June – 15 July 2016. There have been many preparations and there are great expectations as we gather together to celebrate this event. In fact, this will be the first time that a General Assembly i ...
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