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UISG-General Assembly 2022

UISG-General Assembly 2022

On 2-6 May, the 23th General Assembly of the International Union of Superiors General took place: 520 sisters attending the plenary in person and another 200 or so through zoom, theologians and speakers voiced their support for Pope Francis’ vision of a synodal...
New Executive Committee (2022-2026)

New Executive Committee (2022-2026)

After the online-celebration on 22-24 March of the first part of this year’s General Assembly, the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the national member Conferences of UCESM gathered online on 19 April to elect a new Executive Committee.The following members...
Visiting the President of KNR (NL)

Visiting the President of KNR (NL)

On 28 and 29 July, Fr Zsolt Labancz, President of UCESM, came to visit the new office (since July 2020) of UCESM in Brussels. We took advantage of his coming to pay a short visit to Dom Bernardus Peeters ocso, Abbot of the Trappist Abbey of Koningshoeven near Tilburg...
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...
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....
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...
Sr. Adrien Pekó ssnd (1949-2020)

Sr. Adrien Pekó ssnd (1949-2020)

Sr. Adrien Pekó has been a committed and concerned member of the Executive Committee of UCEM in the first years of the new millennium. In 2001, at the General Assembly in Salzburg, she was elected Councillor. Three years later, in Ljubljana, she was appointed...
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...
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...
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....
Surprise at the EC

Surprise at the EC

It seems “risky” to be a major superior on the Executive Committee of UCESM: it is the second time within five years that one of its members has been ordained bishop. First, our president, Father Giovanni Peragine, was taken away to become a bishop in...
A new Secretary general at the Dutch KNR

A new Secretary general at the Dutch KNR

As from 1 June 2020, Mr Simon Evers will take over from Mr. Patrick Chatelion-Counet as head of the General Secretariat of the Dutch Religious’ Conference. Good luck to him!
The Austrian Conference has a new General Secretary

The Austrian Conference has a new General Secretary

Since 4 May 2020, Sr. Christine Rod mc of the Order of the Missionary Sisters of Christ has held the position of General Secretary of the Conference of Major Superiors of Austria ÖOK. The General Secretary is the link between the six-member Board of Directors of the...
The two Austrian Conferences have merged

The two Austrian Conferences have merged

After a long process that began in 2018, the Association of Women Religious Orders of Austria (VFÖ) and the Conference of Superiors of Men Religious Orders of Austria (SKÖ) solemnly united at their first common General Assembly in November 2019. This unification was...