Official communication

Offcial communication

It is from Ouagadougou, in Burkina-Faso, that our Superior General, Father Stanley Lubungo, has just renewed the mandate of Gérard Chabanon and of Georges Jacques as Provincial and as Assistant Provincial of the Province of Europe. Their second mandate will start on 1st July 2020 and end on 30th June 2023.

All confreres join in to thank and wish Gérard and Georges the very best in their service of the Mission and of the confreres in Europe.

Rome, March 31, 2020.
André-L. Simonart,
General secretary.

New Assistant Treasurer General

The Superior General has appointed Father Marcin Zagula the new Assistant Treasurer General, effective from the 1st July 2019, thus replacing Father Denis Laflamme who was appointed to the Community of Jerusalem.

Since he was ordained in July 2010 in Poland, Father Marcin has been working in Burkina Faso and in Poland.

Renewal of Mandates

The Superior General, Father Stanley Lubungo, after consultation and with the approval of his Council, has reappointed for a second mandate, from 1st July to 30th June 2022 :

  • Fr. Luc Kola, Provincial of PAO
  • Fr. Delphin Nyembo, Assistant Provincial of PAO
  • Fr. Felix Phiri, Provincial of SAP
  • Fr. Bonaventure Bwanakweri, Delegate Superior of E.PO
  • Fr. John Gould, Delegate Superior of SOA.

Rome, 7th May 2019
André-Léon Simonart, M.Afr.

From the superior general

The last General Chapter recommended the formation of a small team to see how to put in booklet form what today makes up the key values of our charism concerning spirituality, community and Mission (AC. 1.1). Following this, the Superior General appointed Fathers Gérard Chabanon, Francis Bomansaan, Adrien Sawadogo and Jozef Van Boxel to be part of the said team. The team that has been working for a few months now met in working session in Fenza – Lusaka from 27 to 30 October 2018.

Letter from the Superior General

Three years ago we started to prepare ourselves for the commemorations of the 150 years of existence of our missionary institutes. We had then foreseen that the Jubilee year is to start on 8th December 2018. The chosen theme is With Christ, ever faithful to Africa. As you might have heard, the Church has chosen this very date for the beatification in Oran…

Read here the full letter of the Superior General.

General Consultation on the vocation of Brother

[…] Brother confreres have played an important and vital role in the evangelising Mission that our Society has been carrying out in the Universal Church. All our General Chapters had something to say about the vocation of Brothers in the Society. It is in this perspective that the 28th General Chapter (2016) in its Strategic Plan (4.1 Initial Formation) invited the whole Society ‘to rethink the vocation of the Brother in order to clarify the specific nature of the vocation and make it more attractive for a better service in mission’. […]

Download here the full letter of the General Council (PROT. 18 0963 E)

Elections in AMS


Sector Provincial Delegate First councillor
BRAZIL Raphaël Muteba Luciano Fuchs
CANADA Armand Galay Serge St-Arneault
MEXICO Cyriaque Mounkoro Dieudonné Rizindé
U.S.A. Barthélémy Bazemo Jean-Claude Robitaille

We thank each one of those who was elected as Provincial Delegate or First Councillor of his Sector.

The four Provincial Delegates are ipso facto members of the Provincial Council of AMS.

Réal Doucet
Provincial of the AMS