The superiors of the Philippine province (Eduardo Apungan) and the Independent Delegations of Indonesia-Timor Leste (J. M. Vianney), Korea (Gabriel Kim) and East Asia (Francisco Carin) gathered in Hirakata (Osaka, Japan) to hold the ASCLA-E major superiors' annual meeting. During the meeting they also had the opportunity to get in touch with the culture of the hosting country, Japan, with a visit to the ancient capital of Kyoto, near Osaka, the different Claretian missionary positions in the area, to the RMI (Claretian) sisters in Takatsuki and have a one day visit to the city of Hiroshima, the first city to experience the devastating effects of the Atomic Bomb. In front of the cenotaph in memoriam of those who died in that terrible August 8, 1945 in Hiroshima, the superiors made a short prayer advocating peace and justice for the world and invoked our common Father to bless humanity.
During the meeting the superiors shared the missionary life and work of the different organisms of ASCLA-E and devised ways for cooperation and assistance, specially in areas like youth ministry, formation and opening of new mission posts.
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