Monday, January 15, 2007

Consolidating our presence in China

The last days of December we concluded the official incorporation of our Congregation in Macau, China. Since religious congregations cannot officially register as such, we followed the path that is allowed, incorporating it as an association. Fr. Paco Carín came from Beijing to sign the documents. It was a good occasion to evaluate with him the work of the year and to make some projections. Indeed we had many “good news” during our first year in China and surprises keep coming. We need to be ready.

A few days later, on January 6, Bishop José Lai, the Bishop of Macau came to bless our apartments – property of the Diocese – and had dinner with us. The Congregation has now finalized negotiations with the Diocese for the purchase of these three apartments. One more step to further consolidate the Claretian presence in China.

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