29 May 2018
Associations and Movements
Claire Amitié Visits the Dicastery
Approval of changes in the statutes of the association that supports vulnerable women
A few days ago, Prefect Kevin Farrell, in the presence of Undersecretary Linda Ghisoni, gave (see the photo on the side) Marie-Ange Bellance, President of Claire Amitié, the decree approving some modifications made in the association’s statutes, originally approved by the Pontifical Council for the Laity in 1993.
The president was accompanied by other members of the council of the association that, for over 50 years, has been accompanying and providing education to young women, especially those who live in situations of vulnerability. Its members are engaged in a variety of apostolates in France, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Another association, Militia Christi, visited the Dicastery a few days ago to present its triennial report. The association, founded at the request of St. Dominic in the thirteenth century, associates men and women from 8 different countries in the service of the proclamation of Christ in truth, charity, and prayer, according to the Dominican spirit.
The international council, composed of more than 40 members from Belgium, Italy, Spain, France, Lebanon, Togo, and Benin, came to meet in Rome (see the picture below).