Fr Sjaak de Boer mhm is the delegate of the Dutch bishops on the board of the Catholic Aid Organisation Cordaid. It is in this capacity that he went to present the yearly report of the organisation to Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the president of Caritas Internationalis, in Manila.
This afternoon I presented the Cordaid 2017 report to Cardinal Tagle in his residence in Manila.
He took 3 times as long as the scheduled audience. He was very well informed and genuinely interested. He is an amazingly humble and approachable and joyful person.
He also acknowledged the good work of Mill Hill and mentioned Cornelio de Wit.
We talked openly and honestly about the current challenges in the church (including the Dutch situation). and his particular role as Caritas coordinator for Migrants in the Trump administration as well as in the reform of the police in the Duterte regime.
It was a huge privilege to have such an inspiring conversation with this very promising and courageous man.
Sjaak de Boer mhm