The Federal Bureau of the UIGSE was received in audience by Cardinal Farrell of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life on Monday 7 February in Rome.

The Cardinal confirmed his support and paternal affection for the Guides and Scouts of Europe. He encouraged us to work and strengthen our links with the Bishops of our dioceses, guardians of the unity of the Church in communion with the Holy Father. He also paid particular attention to the educational and cultural challenges we face in our missions in Europe and around the world. Cardinal Farrell made a number of recommendations for our work with young people.

As a sign of the commitment of the Guides and Scouts of Europe to the Dicastery, the UIGSE Bureau presented him with the blue 12-star scarf.

Text and picture: Nathalie Flama, Federal Commissioner