Meetings with the Promoter for Communications in Brazil

Meetings with the Promoter for Communications in Brazil

Fr. Éric Salobir, the general-promoter for communications in the Order, over much of the first half of 2014, has been dedicated to visiting the provinces of the Order in Latin and South America, with the aim of familiarizing himself with the practices in communications in these areas.

During his visit to Brazil, held between June 16th and the 22nd, fr. Éric shared experiences and evaluated some activities of our province – Fr. Bartolomeu de Las Casas Province – and, above all, established contacts with representatives of the Brazilian Dominican family, and also with people and institutions in the areas of communication and culture, especially within the Brazilian Church.

The activities were, firstly, in São Paulo, where the general-promoter stayed between June 16th and the 19th at the Holy Family Priory; from where he moved to the city of Rio de Janeiro.

In São Paulo, accompanied by the provincial promoters for communications, who were responsible, with the assistance of many other confreres, for organizing the schedule of activities, Fr. Éric visited the Paulist Fathers College of Communication (FAPCOM) , TV Aparecida and Rede Vida (two Brazilian Catholic TVs) and a radio station maintained by the Militia of the Immaculate.

In addition, there was a meeting with representatives of the Dominican Family in São Paulo. The members shared their experiences with fr Eric and they were also intimated with the guidelines for working with the media, especially digital.

Soon after the holiday of Corpus Christi, fr. Éric, accompanied by members of the provincial promoters for communication as well as the promoter of vocations, travelled to Rio de Janeiro, where they would meet the Provincial of the Province.


(3 July 2014)