History and Themes

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History
History of the International Council of Catholic Men – Unum Omnes

September 1948: Costituent Assembly in Lourdes

December 1950: Decisions on name and rules

Presidents:
1950 – 1951 Luigi Gedda, Italy
1951 – 1954 Jean Le Cour Grandmaison,France
1954 – 1964 Otero Navascues, Spain

1964 – 1972 Henri Rollet, Belgium
1972 – 1975 Johannes Wissborn, Germany
1975 – 1978 Ferd Niehaus, USA

1978 – 1991 Johannes Farnleitner, Austria
1991 – 1997 Anton Röösli, Switzerland
1997 – 2003 Heinz–Josef Nüchel, Germany
2003 – 2009 Alejandro Madero, Argentina
2009 – 2015 Niall M. Kennedy KCSG, Ireland

2015 –           Eddie Prah. Ghana

 

Former and present themes:

  • Vocations of catholics to work in the international field
  • Studies and implementation of encyclics
  • Studies and implementation of the documents of Vatikanum II
  • Development of Catholic Action
  • Solidarity with the Third World and the Persecuted Church in communism
  • Study and implementation of Christifideles Laici, 1988 (document on laity)
  • Development of a structure of Unum Omnes
  • Regional conferences
  • Church on the way into a United Europa
  • The role of the father in a christian family
  • Establishment of formation centers
  • Seminars for leaders from Middle – and Eastern – European countries (in Schmochtitz, Germany)
  • Spreading of Catholic Social Teaching
  • New brochure of Unum Omnes
  • 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council
  • The New Evangelisation