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Brussels, September, 11th 2017 (SIGNIS). The new SIGNIS board, led by US journalist Helen Osman and Vice-Presidents, Lawrence John Sinniah (Malaysia) and Father Paul Samasumo (Zambia); will visit the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the association in Brussels from 16 to 21 September and the offices of SIGNIS Services Rome from 13 to 16 of the same month.
The former SIGNIS President and Vice President, Gustavo Andújar (Cuba) and Frank Frost (United States), who led the association in the period 2014-2017, will join this working visit to the General Secretariat, with the aim of exchanging experiences of the work done in the last four years. The new members of the executive committee will also begin to outline the guidelines that will define the life of SIGNIS over the next four years.
The group will also visit, with the Secretary General Ricardo Yáñez (Argentina), the offices of SIGNIS Services Rome, in Vatican City, where they will hold different meetings with the members of the office. In the Holy See, they will also meet with the prefect of the Secretariat for Communication, Monsignor Dario Viganò; and will visit other dicasteries of the apostolic seat with which the association collaborates.
The committee was elected during the Assembly of Delegates held just after the 2017 World Congress, held at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. Its mandate lasts for four years, which coincides with the beginning of celebrations for the 90 years of SIGNIS.