UPF-Portugal President Dr. Sérgio Vieira addresses the meeting of Ambassadors for Peace.
UPF-Portugal President Dr. Sérgio Vieira addresses the meeting of Ambassadors for Peace.
The meeting is held in the Lisbon Peace Embassy.
Jacques Marion, the UPF chair for Europe and the Middle East (left), and Dr. Sérgio Vieira, president of UPF-Portugal
Jacques Marion speaks about the significance of Portugal.
Ambassador for Peace Professor Nuno André, a researcher at Nova University of Lisbon, a journalist, and a recently appointed collaborator at the Vatican's Dicastery for Communication
Ambassador for Peace Dr. Antonieta Gomes, a municipal MP and former minister of justice in Guinea-Bissau
Ambassador for Peace Professor Fernanda Silva, a professional school coordinator and the vice president of the Lisbon Cape Verde Association
Ambassador for Peace Professor Dr. Gentil Martins, a renowned Portuguese plastic surgeon and pediatric surgeon (retired)
Ambassador for Peace Teresa Prim, the city coordinator for Brahma Kumaris
Professor Shiv-Kumar Singh, president of the House of India
Dr. Jacqueline Batista, a dentist, doctor and activist against child abuse
Dr. Gonçalo Terenas (right) receives an Ambassador for Peace certificate from Jacques Marion.
Left to right: Dr. Sérgio Vieira, Dr. Gonçalo Terenas, and Jacques Marion
Rev. António Barnabé (right) is awarded an Ambassador for Peace certificate by Jacques Marion.
New Ambassador for Peace Rev. António Barnabé with his colleagues and Dr. Sérgio Vieira
Dr. Isabel Potier receives an Ambassador for Peace certificate from Jacques Marion.
Jacques Marion, Dr. Sérgio Vieira, and Dr. Isabel Potier
Left to right: Jacques Marion, Rev. António Barnabé, Dr. Isabel Potier, Dr. Gonçalo Terenas, and Dr. Sérgio Vieira
The participants at the end of the program
Fellowship after the program
Fellowship after the program

Lisbon, Portugal—The UPF co-chair for Europe and the Middle East was the special guest at a meeting of Portugal’s Ambassadors for Peace.

Jacques Marion had long expressed his wish to meet Portugal’s closest Ambassadors for Peace and partners. As he was scheduled to participate in the Estoril Conferences in nearby Cascais earlier on the same day, UPF-Portugal organized a meeting in the evening, at which Mr. Marion would present new Ambassadors for Peace with their certificates.

The meeting took place on September 2, 2023, at the Lisbon Peace Embassy. Despite still being in the vacation season, around 30 people were present, including nine current and three new Ambassadors for Peace.

The program, designed to be very informal, began with a video about UPF. Then all the attendees introduced themselves.

After attending the significant event that was the Estoril Conferences, Mr. Marion focused his message on the historical and current importance of Portugal in Europe, Africa (especially in the Lusophone countries), and the world.

Following that, the appointment of the three new Ambassadors for Peace took place:

Dr. Gonçalo Terenas, the chief development officer of the Human Health, Education and Research Foundation;

Dr. Isabel Potier of the Citizens Order Association;

Rev. António Barnabé, the national leader of the Tocoist Church in Portugal.

The event concluded with celebratory moments of fellowship.

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