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The Third Meeting of the General Commission for the Revision of the Constitutions

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84/2017 – 17 – 11
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The third meeting of the General Commission for the Revision of the Constitutions took place in Rome at CISA (Centro Internazionale Sant' Alberto) from the 13th to the 15th of November, 2017.
The meeting, organized by the Procurator General, Fr. Michael Farrugia O.Carm., the person responsible for the Commission, began with a messthe Revision of the Constitutions age from the Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O. Carm. Those taking part were the following members of the Commission: Fr. Christian Körner (Vice Prior General), Fr. John Keating (Councilor General), Fr. Giovanni Grosso (Ita), Fr. Mario Alfarano (General Delegate General for the Carmelite Nuns), Fr. Joseph Chalmers (Brit), Fr. Alexander Vella (Mel), Fr. Desiderio García Martínez (ACV), Fr. Vicente Aranda Guillén (ACV), Fr. Quinn Conners (PCM), Fr. Dariusz Borek (Pol), Fr. Claudemir Rozin (Par), Fr. Jean Marie Dundjì Bagave (Ita-Con), Fr. Alberto Neglia (Ita), Bro. Günter Benker (Ger), Fr. Edison Tinambunam (Indo).
The work on the first draft of the revision which was put together after broad consultation of the whole Order, through a letter sent for this purpose, was carried out in two stages: in the beginning the Commission divided up into two linguistic groups, who each examined the points that emerged from the proposals made at the General Congregation and from the provinces, commissariats, delegations and individual friars. Following that, the results of the group work were discussed by the whole Commission. At the end of the meeting a small team was named, with the task of writing the draft that will be presented to the General Chapter.

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