The whole of today has been dedicated to public audiences. This morning the audience dealt with chapter 8 and this afternoon the audiences dealt with chapters 6, 10 and 11 and chapters 9 and 12.

Public audiences treat the presentation of the chapters of the Constitutions with their amendments and interventions by individual members of the Chapter. These amendments are considered by the Chapter Commissions so that a formulation may be arrived at which corresponds to all the amendments and contributions by the individual members of the Chapter. During the audiences representatives of the different groups and others who so desire make presentations, listen to the drafts presented by the Presidents of the Commissions and convey their observations. They may present further amendments. During the final vote the members of the Chapter express their final consent. We hope to conclude all the audiences today so as to begin the votes tomorrow. At midday we had the celebration of the Eucharist for the Feast of the Stigmata of St Francis. The main celebrant was the Most Reverend Joseph Tobin who is the Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

AUDIO EN IT - Mons. J. Tobin, omelia

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General Chapter 2012 opens on 20 August and clsoes on 22 September.


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