The October 2017 Chapter of the Province St. Clemens bade farewell to two of their members, who have been appointed Conference Coordinators. In the closing session provincial vicar Fr. Jan Hafmans thanked Fr. Johannes Römelt for the way he presided the yearly Chapter meetings the last seven years. As of 1st January 2018, Fr. Römelt has been appointed the new coordinator for the Conference of Redemptorists of Europe. At the same date, Fr. Zéphyrin Luyila Ndongala, vice provincial of the vice-province of Matadi (Congo), will take over the same office for the Conference of Africa and Madagascar. He also served, as ex officio member, seven years in the provincial chapter.
At the chapter, Fr. Jean-Robert Diyabanza Luyindula was present as a guest. He is the vicar of the vice-province of Matadi and therefore the successor of Fr. Luyila.