While in Rome for the Prep Com meeting, Cardijn also took the opportunity to visit Holy See Secretary of State, Archbishop Dell’Acqua as well as Archbishop Pietro Sigismondi, the Secretary to the Congregation of the Propagation of the Faith.
As usual, Cardijn was well prepared with a list of reports, problems to solve and requests to make.
A major announcement was the plan to hold the International Council in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the end of 1961.
He also provided an update on forthcoming training sessions in Lima, Peru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Beirut, Lebanon, Guatemala and Lomé, Togo.
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