Saturday, September 17, 2022
At the request of the Holy Father the Superior-General, Father Tesfaye Tadesse Gebresilasie mccj, accompanied by the out-going Vicar-General, Father Jeremias dos Santos Martins mccj, met with Members of the Comboni Survivors’ Group at Archbishop’s House Westminster in London on Tuesday 13th September 2022.
The Meeting, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m., was a valued and invaluable opportunity for Father Tesfaye and Father Jeremias to encounter and listen to the testimony of Members of the Group. The Meeting, chaired by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, was also attended by Father Andrew Small OMI, Secretary to the ‘Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors’; Bishop Marcus Stock, the Bishop of Leeds; and Bishop Paul Mason, Bishop of The Forces and Lead Bishop for Safeguarding in England and Wales. After the Meeting a joint communiqué was issued. It is sincerely hoped this Meeting will help the journey towards healing and reconciliation.