Joseph Naik Vaz Institute meets Prime Minister of Portugal

The Joseph Naik Vaz Institute continues to celebrate our 40th year of existence. We have reached out to others in keeping with our Goan saint, Saint Joseph Vaz’s (the Patron Saint of Goa), interaction with various communities and his service to the poor.

Two of our Board members, Filomena Giese and George Pinto, and a few well-wishers attended a dinner this evening, June 11, in the San Francisco Bay Area hosted by the Portugal Consul-General Maria João Lopes Cardoso for the visiting Honorable Prime Minister of Portugal, Mr. António Costa. It is a source of great pride that a person of Goan ancestry is Prime Minister of Portugal.

The Joseph Naik Vaz Institute invites everyone to volunteer and serve the needy in their local communities, to help the homeless and disadvantaged, and to work on today’s social justice issues like education for the poor, children issues, environmental protection, housing, health care, etc.


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