In Memoriam Covid-19 Times

In memory of Father Gotthard Rosner and other deceased confreres

At the beginning of the pastoral year 2020-2021, in memory of Father Gothard Rosner, Superior General of the Society of Missionaries of Africa from 1992 to 1998, who passed away on 2nd September 2020, and in memory of all our confreres who have returned to the Father from the period of lockdowns, a Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of the Generalate of the Society in Rome on Wednesday 16th of September 2020 at 18:00 hours.

Join us on this day, wherever you are, in praying for our confreres.

Stan Lubungo,
Superior General

Confreres who died since the beginning of the lockdown in Rome (March 9th, 2020)

Gotthard Rosner 02/09/2020
Bernhard Pehle 01/09/2020
Jean Chardin 26/08/2020
Maurice Gruffat 21/08/2020
Wolfgang Büth 20/08/2020
René Ledeul 19/08/2020
Marc Deneckere 10/08/2020
Paul Tremblay 09/08/2020
Jean-Bernard Delannoy 29/07/2020
Eugenio Bacaicoa A. 21/07/2020
Pierre Landry 13/07/2020
Wlly Delen 04/07/2020
Alois Reiles 21/06/2020
Gerald Stones 21/06/2020
Josef Moser 13/06/2020
Bernard Jobin 12/06/2020
Justin Louvard 09/06/2020
Lucen Van Wielendaele 20/05/2020
Ger van Dieten 17/05/2020
Marcel Amport 15/05/2020
Karel Louwen22/04/2020
Jean-Pierre Claude15/04/2020
Bernard Vulkers14/04/2020
Michel Lelong10/04/2020
Bruno Chupin08/04/2020
Peter Kelly08/04/2020
Karl-Heinz Pantenburg07/04/2020
Johannes Tappeser06/04/2020
Paul Devigne06/04/2020
Anton Weidelener05/04/2020
Martínez López Antonio05/04/2020
Joannès Liogier03/04/2020
Fançois de Gaulle02/04/2020
Henri Frouin29/03/2020
Pierre Lafollie26/03/2020
Robert Laberge18/03/2020
Hans Gyr17/03/2020
Jean-Claude Ceillier16/03/2020
Maurice Redouin15/03/2020
Jan van Haandel12/03/2020

Fr Jim Greene: the great privilege of being part of SSS

Fr Jim Greene: the great privilege of being part of Solidarity with South Sudan

Here comes a good interview of Father Jim Greene, M.Afr., on the Project of the Union of Superiors Generals: Solidarity with South Sudan. The interview was published in the Newsletter of USG. 

Coronavirus perturbs our own activities

Coronavirus disturbing our own activities

The participants to the Jerusalem session, which was supposed to take place from this month, have without doubt been disappointed when they received this mail from the secretary of the session a few days ago. All of us in Rome, we are sorry for them, hoping that they will be able to reiterate their project later.

Otherwise, some members of the General Council are grounded in Rome while some of them would have gone to Jerusalem or to Kenya… Indeed, Italy has not the best of reputation when it comes to Coronavirus !


2nd March 2020


How are you? Last Wednesday, the Ministry of Health of Israel issued a statement that “travel for conferences and other international gatherings should be avoided, including trips for religious events.” See below.

We must abide by those directives of the Ministry and so cancel the Biblical session scheduled to take place at St-Anne’s Jerusalem from March 10 till June 6, 2020. We are very sorry about that, but it is the only option. We are very much aware that you have been preparing to take part in this session for a long time. Hopefully it will be possible to do it in the future.

For those who have already paid the fees, please send us the copy of your payment and we shall refund your expenses. On the other hand, it is your responsibility to cancel your air ticket and Health Insurance.

Can you please confirm that you have received this message?

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Denis Laflamme


Subjects: Overseas Travelers, Diseases, Public health

Publish Date: 26/02/2020 19:40

  1. The government has issued a travel warning to Italy in view of the morbidity there. The Ministry of Health recommends all Israeli residents avoid travel to Italy. Additionally, the Ministry of Health issued a Decree that all travelers from Italy in the last 14 days must be placed under a 14-day home quarantine.
  2. The Ministry of Health assesses that it is highly likely that the coronavirus has spread to many other places in Europe and all over the world. Therefore the Ministry of Health advises the general public to consider all nonessential travel, regardless whether a certain destination is specified in the Home Quarantine Decree.
  3. The public is advised to avoid travel to international conferences, conventions or any other congregate settings, including travel to religious events, where foreign nationals assemble. Avoid organizing international conferences in Israel. Elaborate guidance will be released in the Ministry of Health Website.