Rome, 12 September 2017. The Superior General of the Brothers of Charity, Bro. René Stockman, took note of the position of the Board of Directors of the Brothers of Charity Organization in Belgium regarding the application of euthanasia for non-terminal psychiatric patients.
Kigali, Rwanda. On Saturday, 2 September 2017, twenty-seven novices professed their first vows in the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity, received by Superior General Bro. René Stockman. He had led a week-long retreat for the novices prior to their profession.
The Vatican’s response to the issue of euthanasia with the Organization of the Brothers of Charity in Belgium
Rome, August 5, 2017. The Vatican takes a clear statement in response to the euthanasia debate with the organization of the Brothers of Charity in Belgium and asks the Superior General to take further steps.
Comments on the text “Euthanasia from a Christian perspective”, given by Bro. René Stockman, General Superior of the Brothers of Charity
In further response to the text that was prepared to support the vision statement of the “the Brothers of Charity Group in Belgium ” support through a Christian-inspired dimension, Bro. René Stockman wishes to make the following comments.
On Sunday 28 May 2017, Fracarita Belgium commemorated its 50th anniversary. Fracarita Belgium is the Belgian NGO for development cooperation of the Brothers of Charity.
On Friday, 19 May 2017, Halewijn, a publishing house, presented a new book by Bro. René Stockman at the Guislain Formation Centre in Ghent.
Le 13 mai 2017, à l’occasion de la commémoration du centenaire de l’apparition de Notre-Dame à Fatima, la Congrégation des Frères de la Charité a renouvelé dans le monde entier sa consécration au Cœur Immaculé de Marie.
On Saturday 13 May 2017, the new Peter Joseph Triest Psychiatric Centre was inaugurated and consecrated.
General Administration responds to euthanasia vision statement issued by Belgian Brothers of Charity Group
In our capacity of General Administration, we fully disapprove of the vision statement as it goes against the basic principles inherent in the charism of the Congregation.
In the presence of a large gathering, including the Governor of Lomami Province, the new construction projects and the reconstruction work in the Kintu Kimune primary school and the IPRO Kifulo vocational school were inaugurated and consecrated in Kabinda on 4 May 2017.