Writing the first drafts of the texts
The Thematic Groups have been working intensely. These have been tough days for all.
The Brothers working as translators have had their work doubled as they run back and forth between the translation cabins and the written work that results from the oral sessions. The support services are kept at their posts until well into the night. The photocopying machines are being tested to the limit.
Daily summaries are translated into the different languages. In this way everything is ready for the first hour of work the following morning. We are into the “production” phase. First drafts are being written up and then they are subjected to internal debate in the respective groups as they strive for the best expression of their ideas.