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International Commission for the Revision of the Constitutions meet in Rome

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The commission for the revision of the Constitutions met at the general house from Feb. 8 – 13 to continue working on a first draft, which it hopes to finish by the end of February. 

“The spirit of the commission is excellent and the work is being very delicate towards the contributions it received,” said the coordinator, general councillor Brother Josep Maria Soteras. 

The draft is based on proposals made by the administrative units in 2015 with the help of the book ‘Stories of the Journey, told around the Fire’ that the first commission had made. 

“It will collect the contributions that the Brothers have mostly insisted on, as essential ideas, although it will not yet be the final outline,” he told the general house press office on Feb. 10.

After the text is finished at the end of February, the commission hopes to have it translated and sent to the administrative units by the end of April. 

Br Josep Maria explained that an inquiry form will probably be sent along with the draft concerning the General Chapter to avoid the units having to fill out extra forms. 

The current commission includes Brothers Josep María Soteras (General Councillor and coordinator of the commission), Tony Clark (Australia), Eduardo Navarro de la Torre (México Occidental), Albert Nzabonaliba (East Central Africa), and Antonio Peralta (Santa María de los Andes).

The group last met from Nov. 2 – 14, also at the general house, during which the commission looked at the proposals and began working on the first draft.

The Commission will send the draft to the Provinces end of April and the Brothers of each administrative unit will have until September to study it.

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