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Bishops and spouses on retreat
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From left, Ken Munns, Alice and Roger Chung of the Diocese of Antsiranana, and Edwina Thomas.
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Bishop Roger and Father Beaupre
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SOMA Leads Madagascar Bishops' Retreat
 
ANTSIRANANA 051117-1
November 17, 2005

[Diocese of Antsiranana - Indian Ocean] The director of Sharing of Ministries Abroad USA, Mrs Edwina Thomas, and Australia director Canon Ken Munns, led the bishops’ and wives’ retreat of Madagascar in the Roman Catholic centre in Fianarantsoa.

The bishops of the five dioceses – Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga and Toamasina – and their wives were all present at this special event. The long-faithful director of the retreat centre is the Jesuit Mauritian priest, the Rev Father Serge Beaupre, who has spent nearly half a century as a missionary in Madagascar.

The theme of the retreat was Renewal in the Holy Spirit. The inspiration which flowed from the two speakers gave a fresh anointing to the Episcopal team, furthering the ongoing work of MISSION AND EVANGELISM in a transforming creation.

The retreat was followed by the FOIBE EKLESIA EPISKOPALY MALAGASY, which is the national committee meeting of the five Malagasy Dioceses.