Page 10, 20th September 1968

20th September 1968
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People: M. Henri Jacob, Beck
Locations: Liverpool


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- pOVERTY is often the destruction of the bonds that bind,

Keywords: Ageism, Family, Paternalism

the individual to his group," declared M. Henri Jacob, International Secretary of the CouncilGeneral of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, in Liverpool last week-end. "We have therefore often to co-operate with the community and must have a group approach to the problem." It was the first time that the Secretary General had been at the annual general meeting of the Society in England and Wales.

"The basis of our action is the visit to the poor in their homes and we must recognise the dignity and freedom of our friends. Avoid paternalism. The home of the poor is often in the world the last place of their independence."

Archbishop Beck, preaching at the Conference High Mass, said that they learnt social wel fare not from books but from climbing the poor man's garrett. "Direct your charity towards moral and spiritual assistance," he said. It was always in the heart of man to seek Christ and they would see Him in the Gospels, in other people and in their own selves.

The annual report for 1967 shows that £8,430 was sent to S.V.P. Conferences in Kerala. India, under the twinnage scheme by 80 conferences, but devaluation meant that sum would have to be increased to £9,650 to maintain its value.

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