Report on the XCOM Meeting Held in Vranov
The Address by Pope Francis to International Catholic Action
Earlier Pope Francis spoke to the participants about the formation of the laity to assume their responsibilities in the world
2016 Executive Committee Meeting
This meeting was held in the Conference Centre of the Little Daughters of St. Jpseph in Nairobi, Kenya from the 17th to 24th of September.
The following countries were represented:
Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Ireland, Lithuania, Nigeria and Ukraine. All members of the Bureau were present.
As usual the first two days were devoted to expert speakers on various topics. These included:
by Fr. Dr Peter Mbaro from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Click here to read text
Talk on Laudato Si
by Fr.Dr Charles Odila- National Executive Secretary,
Pastoral and Lay Apostolate.-Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) click here for text
Talk on Catholic Church in Kenya- past and present
by Prof. Fr. Stephen Mbugua Ngari,from the Egerton University. Click here for text
The usual Statutory Meeting was held on the Wednesday during which the officers and countries present gave their reports. The Secretary General will issue the minutes in due course.
Following the meetings the delegates visited the Rift Valley and Nakuru before returning home.
2016 Bureau will meet in Rome March 1st and 2nd.
2015 General Assembly – Vienna
The Assembly, held in Don Bosco House, Vienna, Austria, elected a new bureau to lead the organisation for the next three years. The newly-elected officers are:
Eddie Prah – Ghana- President
Paul Roettig – Austria – Vice President
Anatoli Babyneskl – Ukraine – Vice President
Seamus McDonald KSG – Ireland – Secretary General
Gilbert Pataille – France – Treasurer
Ecclesiastical Assistant: Msgr. Willibald Steiner, Austria