Joe Shio, our Spiritan leader here in Tanzania has been chosen to be part of the international leadership team based in Rome. When Fr. Shio took office four years ago, the East African Province had just split into four groups, Tanzanians, Kenyans, Ugandans and Ethiopians. During his tenure, Joe and his able associates have moved us far along the road of mutual understanding and brotherhood. His will be a very hard act to follow.