Friday, March 24, 2023
On Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd March the Superior-General, Father Tesfaye Tadesse Gebresilasie, together with Members of the General Council and Provincial Superiors, past and present, of the London Province met in Rome with Members of the Comboni Survivors’ Group.
The Meeting included a forty-minute private Audience early Wednesday morning with the Holy Father arranged by Father Andrew Small OMI, Secretary to the ‘Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors’. The Meeting was a valued and invaluable opportunity for Members of the General Council and the leadership of the London Province, past and present, to encounter and listen at first hand to the testimony of Members of the Group. Cardinal Nichols chaired the opening and closing sessions of the Meeting which was also attended by Father Andrew Small OMI and, at the request of the Survivors, by Bishop Marcus Stock, the present Bishop of Leeds.