FR. JAISON ELECTED THE MEMBER OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC MIGRATION COMMISSION.
New Delhi, 8th March, 2018
Fr. Jaison Vadassery, the Secretary of CBCI Office for Labour has been elected Member to the governing council of international Catholic Migration Commission from Asia.
The Council of the International Catholic Migration Commission has elected Dr. Anne Therese Gallagher as the Commission's President. The Council also appointed a 14-member Governing Committee and ratified its Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo.
The ICMC Council 53 voting members, who represent national Episcopal Conferences in as many countries, elected Dr. Anne Therese Gallagher, an Australian-born lawyer, practitioner and scholar whose experience spans more than 25 years (as the Commission's President in Rome yesterday.
The members of the newly appointed Governing Council are:
H.E. Archbishop Simon Ntamwana (Burundi)
H.E. Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula (Mozambique)
Rev. Fr. Jaison Vadassery Joseph (India)
H. E. Bishop Ruperto Cruz Santos (Philippines)
H.E. Dr. Archbishop Stephan Hesse (Germany)
Ms. Marie-Christine Ries (Luxembourg)
H.E. Bishop Guillermo Ortiz Mondragon (Mexico)
H.E. Bishop Misael Vacca Ramirez (Colombia)
H.E. Thomas Christopher Cardinal Collins (Canada)
Mr. William Canny (U.S.A)
Rev. Fr. Habib Kalakech (Lebanon)
H.E. Bishop Giorgio Bertin (Djibouti/Somalia)
Rev. Sr. Maryanne Loughry (Australia)
The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) is a registered non-profit organization working in the areas of refugee and migration issues.
ICMC was founded in 1951, in the wake of the massive displacement caused by the Second World War. Initiated by the joint efforts of Pope Pius XII, Monsignor Giovanni Battista Montini (then Vatican Secretary for Relations with States and later Pope Paul VI), and American layman James J. Norris, ICMC was created to coordinate the work of Catholic organizations in responding to the needs of migrants, refugees and displaced persons, as well as to advocate in the intergovernmental and governmental institutions on their behalf.
ICMC was officially granted public juridical status by the Holy See in 2008. It works in close collaboration with the Secretary of State of the Vatican and with the Migrants and Refugees Section of the newly-established Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development.
Today, ICMC coordinates a network of structures mandated by the Catholic Bishops Conferences worldwide and has staff and programs in over 50 countries and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
We wish Fr. Jaison all the best in his new responsibilities even while he continues as the Secretary for the CBCI Office for labour.
The CBCI is proud of our Fr. Jaison.