The second day of the Inter-chapter began with a time of prayer animated by some Oblates from the Obra Scholasticate community. One of the objectives of the Inter-Chapter is the evaluation of how units have implemented the vision of the previous General Chapter. The major objective of the second day of the day was for the regions to present to the plenary session their regional reports.
The presidents from the regions of Africa Madagascar, Asia-Oceania, Canada-US, and Europe were the first to present their reports. They presented how the Oblates in their respective regions work to implement the strategies recommended by the General Chapter. They focused on the six areas of evangelization identified by the 36th General Chapter. These areas were: Mission and the New Faces of the Poor, Mission with Youth, Formation for Mission, Mission and Interculturality, Mission and Social Media, and Mission and Finances.
Different aspects came out within different regions. The Africa Madagascar region highlighted the growing number of vocation. In as much as this growth is a blessing to the region, it comes with challenges such as the formation of formators and the financial implications of this growth.
The Asia-Oceania region has done some great advancement in the interreligious dialogue, however, there are still major challenges that they face due to the diversity of the region.
The afternoon session began with a prayer in communion with the Scholasticate community of Yaoundé in Cameroon. It was time for the Canada-US region to present to the session their regional report. In their presentation, Frs Luc TARDIF and Louis STUDER highlighted the works done by the Oblates with the indigenous communities and migrants in Canada and in the USA. The region faces challenges of aging Oblates; nevertheless, they give their best in implementing the vision of the last General Chapter.
The day was concluded by the presentation from the European Region. The region highlighted the challenges of migration and how the Oblates are working to welcome migrants and the new poor within the region.