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Elections at the LKDIPAK from Latvia

Elections at the LKDIPAK from Latvia

  On Monday 31 January 2022, the Latvian religious gathered at the "St Joseph" Convent of the Dominican Sisters of Bethany in Riga to elect a new council and celebrate the World Day of Consecrated Life. The Apostolic Nuncio to the Baltic States, Petar Antun...

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Br. Colin Sammut as President of KSMR

Br. Colin Sammut as President of KSMR

Br. Colin Sammut ofm conv replaces Fr. Michael Bugeja sj as head of the Maltese KSMR since September 2022.Sr. Natalie Abela soc remains the Vice-President of the Conference.

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The Romanian Conference CRSM has a new President

The Romanian Conference CRSM has a new President

CRSM from Romania held its annual General Assembly in August 2022.A new President was elected at this meeting: Sr. Ildiko Homa sss, who has been the General Secretary of the Conference for many years.We wish her every success in her new task!   Sr. Ildiko with...

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Change of President at the Swiss VOS’USM

Change of President at the Swiss VOS’USM

The General Assembly of the USM (VOS'USM) took place this year 2022 at the St. Antonius Training Centre in Morschach (SZ) from 27 to 29 June 2022. Eighteen major superiors or their delegates were present. The President of the USM, Abbot Peter von Sury, Benedictine,...

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Elections at KORUS in Slovenia

Elections at KORUS in Slovenia

On the morning of 9 May 2022, the members of KORUS of Slovenia elected a new Board as the three-year term of the previous Board had expired. Fr. Marko Košnik sdb became the new President of KORUS, and the new Vice-President is Sr. Veronika Verbič ssfkk.  

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The German DOK has a new Board

The German DOK has a new Board

The General Assembly of the DOK (Deutsche Ordensobernkonferenz) ended on 18 May 2022 in Bonn (D). During this meeting, a new Board was elected. Br. Andreas Murk ofm conv, Minister Provincial of the Franciscan Minority Province of St. Elizabeth, is the new President of...

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A new President for KNR

A new President for KNR

Following the election of Dom Bernardus Peeters ocso, former President of the Dutch KNR, as Abbot General of the Trappists in Assisi on 14 February 2022, Father Mark-Robin Hoogland cp was chosen by the members of the Conference in General Assembly as the new President...

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Fr. Jesús Díaz Sariego op becomes President of CONFER

Fr. Jesús Díaz Sariego op becomes President of CONFER

At the AGM of the Spanish CONFER held on 4 November 2021, Fr. Jesús Díaz Sariego op, former Vice-President, was elected President of the Conference for a four-year term.Sr. Lourdes Perramón Bacardit osr is the new Vice-President.                        ...

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The Irish AMRI chooses a new Executive Council

The Irish AMRI chooses a new Executive Council

In September 2021, the members of AMRI (Association of Leaders of Missionaries & Religious of Ireland) chose a new Presidency: Abbot Brendan COFFEY osb is the new President and Sr. Mary HANRAHAN pbvm the new Vice-President.                          ...

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Change of presidents with the Major Superiors of Hungary

Change of presidents with the Major Superiors of Hungary

The year 2021 has seen a change of presidents within the two Conferences of Major Superiors of Hungary. On 10 March 2021, the Archabbot of the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma, Fr. Cirill Hortobágyi osb, was chosen as new President of FSZK, the Conference of Superiors...

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New President at the Lithuanian Conference LMVAVK

New President at the Lithuanian Conference LMVAVK

On 19 June, the Conference of Women Major Superiors of Lithuania LMVAVK elected a new President, Sr. Gintaute Giedrimaite cc. The former President, Sr. Silvija Jelena Mataciunaite lssc, becomes Vice-President. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration with Sr....

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An “interim” Vice-President at KVRPS

An “interim” Vice-President at KVRPS

Sr. Petra Sičáková ssnpm, Vice-President of the Conference of Religious Superiors of Slovakia (KVRPS), ended her mandate as Major Superior of her congregation on 24 September. According to the statutes of the Conference, she can no longer exercise the role of...

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New presidency of the Croation Conference of Religious

New presidency of the Croation Conference of Religious

At the 52nd Electoral Assembly of the Croatian Religious Conference (HRK), held on 15 October 2020, the major superiors elected the presidency of the Conference for the next three years. Fr. Slavko Slišković, Provincial Superior of the Croatian Province of the...

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KWPZZZ from Poland has a new President

KWPZZZ from Poland has a new President

During the 141st Elective Plenary Assembly of the Conference of Women Major Superiors of the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life in Poland, held in Warsaw on 6-7 October last, six months late due to the pandemic situation, a new Executive...

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Sr. Madeleine Boland, new Vice-President of COREB

Sr. Madeleine Boland, new Vice-President of COREB

On 25 August 2020, during its statutory General Assembly held by videoconference, the Board of COREB (B) elected Sr. Madeleine BOLAND osb, Abbess of the Abbey of Our Lady of Peace (Benedictines) in Liège, as its new Vice-President to replace Sr. Marie-Renilde D'HAEMER.

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CIRP from Portugal decide on a new leadership

CIRP from Portugal decide on a new leadership

On 29 June, in Fatima, the members of CIRP elected their new leaders: Sr. Maria da Graça Alves Guedes rad, who had been Vice-President since June 2017, is now the President of CIRP; Fr. Pedro Alexandre Simões Gouveia Fernandes cssp has been chosen as Vice-President....

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