1921-1946 Leadership

IMCS Leadership

Key Dates

Dates

President

Country and historic note

Vice Presidents

 

Secretary General

Country and historic note

 

1920

       

1921-1922

Dr. Max Gressly 

 

Three vice presidents: Martin Sanchez y Julia (Spain) ; Gerard Brom (Netherlands); Kurt de Wattenwyl (Switzerland-  President of Renaissance society) (secretaries - Jean Tschuor, Guillaume de Weck)

 

Abbé Jean Tschuor

  

1923-1924

Abbé Joseph Gremaud 

      

1925

Dr. Nello Palmieri 

   

Abbé Joseph Gremaud 

  

1926

Dr. Feber 

      

1927

Stanislas Orlikowski 

      

1928

Edward Bullough 

      

1929

Fernando Martín-Sánchez 

      

1930

Dr. Marthin Luible 

      

1931

Roger Pochon 

      

1932

Dr. Godard 

      

1933

Lambert Schaus 

      

1935

Dr. Ruckl 

      

1936

Dr. Theodore Vetter 

Austria

     

1937

Max Legendre 

France

Pierre Werner (Luxembourg)

   

Roger Millot

1938

Dr. Maks Wraber

(Ljubljana)

     

1939

Edward Kirchner 

United States

     

1939-1946

Joaquín Ruiz-Giménez

Spain

  

FIrst vice president: EJ; Second VP: Anton Tepez (Jugosalavia), Second VP: Roger Millot (France) thrid VP  Abbe Gremaud; Emergency committee: JRG, EK, JG, and Other: Francis Aylward, former president of the Catholic Association at the University of Liverpool

 

1946: Gérard Pelletier worked for Pax Romana coorination of World Student Relief work - from Quebc,  - offical in Trueadu government, including ambasaodr to UN (ncwc 46-2911)

Years

Presidents

Country and historic note

  

Secretary Generals

Country and historic note

Ecclesiastical Chaplain

Country and historic note

Others / Vice Presidents

Country and historic note

1946 – 1947

André Florinetti

Switzerland

 

1946-1948

Abbé Joseph Schneuwly (1946 - 1948)

Switzerland

 

Switzerland

  

1947 – 1948

José Gonzáez Torres

Mexico - later Presidente del Partido Acción Nacional

1959 - 1962 and Candidato Presidencial del Partido Acción Nacional

1964 (+ in 1998)

 

1948 - 1951

Bernard de Hoog (1948 - 1951)

Netherlands

Abbé Joseph Gremaud (1947 - 1950)

   

1948 – 1950

Kees Pompe

Netherlands

 

1951 - 1955

Bernard Ducret (1951-1955)

Switzerland "the last survivor of those who had collaborated ... before 1946.."

  

Mr Herman Neusch (USA) Mr. Rene Tardy (France)

 

1950-1951

Claude Mac-Donald

Canada - Became doctor. (+ 2002)

        

1951-1952

Rosaire Beaulé

Quebec-Canada

    

Msgr. Emilio Guano (Check dates)

Italy

Vice President: Anne Hope (South Africa) - Latin American assistant set up in Fribroug with Nemesio Canela, Emilio Fracchia (Paraguay, Jamie Cordova (Peru), Raul Gonzalez Simon (Cuba) and Carlos Castillo (Uruguay)

 

1952-1954

Kaspar Kallan

Denmark (d. 2003)

      

Abbe Pierre Elcheroth, Social Secretariat

 

1954-1956

Joseph Kuriacose

India

 

1955 - 1958

Thom G. J. Kerstiens (1955-1958)

Netherlands

Fr. Dominique Louis, OP (1955 -

   

1956-1958

Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo

Portugal

      

African students in late 1950s who could take roles in international secretariat: Nicholas Muraguri, from Kenya; Robert Odinkemelu, from Nigeria; Edward Ulzen, from Ghana; Robert Ekinu, from Uganda; Edwin Khabele, from Basutoland

 

1958-1960

Bryan Wood

Great Britain

  

Jamie Córdova (1958-1963)

Peru

    

1960-1967

Peter Vygantas

Lithuania/USA

  

P.T. Kuriakose (1964 - 1967)

India

Fr. William Ferree, SM (need dates)

   

1967-1971

P.T. Kuriakose

India

  

Jürgen Nikolai

Germany

    

1971-1975

Jürgen Nikolai

Germany

  

Carlos Alborno

Paraguay

Fr. Bonaventura Pelegri

Spain

  

1975-1978

Gilberto Valdez Herrera

Peru

  

Antonio Matos-Ferreira

Portugal

Fr. Bonaventura Pelegri

Spain

Maria Irace (Italy) Leonard Foo (Malaysia)

 

1978-1982

Anthony Osei-Tutu

Ghana

  

Joseph “Pipo” Carbonell

Catalonia

Fr. Pablo Dabezies

Uruguay

Zosimo Lee (Philippians) ; Linda Wirth (Australia)

 

1982-

1986

Iris Almeida

India

  

Bernardo Barranco

Mexico

Fr. François Lapierre

Quebec-Canada

Claude Akpokavie (Ghana); Laurier Caron (Quebec-Canada)

 

1986- 1990

Carles Torner

Catalonia-Spain

  

Etienne Bisimwa

Benin

Fr. François Lapierre

Quebec-Canada

Lawrencia Kwark (Korea); Olga Licia Ramirez (Columbia)

 

1991-1995

Javier Martos

Spain

  

Helen Ting

Malaysia

Fr. Nicolas Desboeufs

Switzerland

  

1995-1999

Roland Ranaivoarison

Madagascar

  

Walter Prysthon

Brazil

    

1999-2003

Antonio Budi Tjahjono

Indonesia

  

Natalia Mendez

Catalonia-Spain

Fr. Mike Deeb, OP

South Africa

  

2003- 2007

Kevin Ahern

USA

  

Joesph Zobel Behalal

Cameroon

Fr. Mike Deeb, OP

South Africa

  

2007-2011

Mehul Dabhi

India

India

  

Christopher Derige Malano

USA

Fr. Christopher McCoy

United Kingdom

  

2011-2015

Charles Ochero

Sudan

  

Camila Jara

Chile

Fr. Henry Jerome, SJ

Inida

  

2015 - 2019

Edouard Karoue

Togo

  

Evelina Manola

Greece

Fratern Masawe SJ,

Tanzinina

  

2019 -

Ravi Warnakulasooriya

Sri Lanka

  

Michael Mmadubueze

Nigeria

Fr. JoJo Fung, SJ

Malaysia

  

Date

Location

#

Event

Theme

Entity

Notes

 

Popes

Events

1887

  

Initiative

 

IUCS

Baron Georges de Montenach (of the Société des Etudiants Suisses) envisions the creation of an international union. Contact with Albert du Mun of l’Association Catholique de la Jeunesse Française)

 

1878 - 1903: Pope Leo XIII

 

1888

8/23

Fribourg

1

General Assembly of the International Union of Catholic Students

 

IUCS

Approval from Leo XIII. - Discussions led by Cardinal Mermillod

   

1891

Rome

2

General Assembly of the International Union of Catholic Students

with Pilgrimage to Rome to the Tomb of St. Louis de Gonzague

IUCS

2nd Assembly ended with the “Pantheon Incident” and political complications over the Roman question. 7,000 students join and 1,500 attend Assembly. Fribourg set as headquarters and de Montenach chosen as president.

   

1900

September

Paris

 

International Congress of Catholic Students

“Congrès international des ètudiants catholiques”

Under the leadership of Marc Sangnier and with the support of M. de Montenach.

   

1903 - 1914 Pope Pius X

1914 - 1918 WWI

1917/1920

   

Foundation of the International Catholic Study Union “forerunner to ICMICA” founded in Paris with the leadership of Montenach

ICSU

  

1914 - 1922: Pope Benedict XV

1919 - 1946: League of Nations

1920

Fribourg

  

1920 Assembly of Swiss Students’ Society responded to the ideas of Fr. Tschour to deepen contacts with Dr. Gerard Brom, General Secretary of the Netherlands Catholic Association of Students. Swiss Students (under Max Gressly) sought approval from Holy See.

 

Organizing committee

Max Gressly, presiding

Three vice presidents:

Martin Sanchez y Julia (Spain)

Gerard Brom (Netherlands)

Kurt de Wattenwyl (Switzerland- President of Renaissance society)

(secretaries - Jean Tschuor, Guillaume de Weck)

   

1921

Fribourg

  

1st World Congress and Foundation

Foundation of the L’Union internationale des Etudiants catholiques

 

First meeting took place on July 19 at the Fribourg House of Parliament 20 Countries Represented

Max Gresly elected president of the council of delegates and Mr. Spataro (Italy) as vice president

Permanent committee had Bishop of as honorary president

members +Gressly, +K. de Wattenwyl, +Miss Marcelle Despond (Switzerland), Martin Sanchez y Julia (Spain), Gerard Brom (netherlands), Fr. J. Tschuor as Secretary General. Secretariat established in Fribourg -

See NCWC 6/12/39. Memory of Bishop Muench of foundation. Other participants included Paul Regan, MS, later become provincial of LaSalette Fathers, James Staunton, who would become bishop of Ferns, Ireland, and John Kirsch, (later director of Papal Instituie of Christian Archeology) - Eucharist becomes "more than a symbol of peace--it became a surety of preace and bond of fraternal chairty"  = Embrace between Dr Carl Sonnenschein of Berlin and the leader of the French Delegation - "Christian kiss of peace" in the final session.

  
    

Early effrots

 

Takes charge of the Mensa Academica in Vienna - Until 1923, three wagon loads of food were sent each year to vienna and gifts in kind were sent to needed students in Germany Poland and Russia (had to run Lottery) (Pochon)

   

1921

August

Ravenna

  

Pax Romana Study Days

 

Frassatti Present

   

1922

January

   

Launch of two publications

Folia periodica (Pax Romana)

Acta secretariatus

     

1922

(Before Easter)

Rotterdam

  

Pax Romana Study Days

     

1922

8/7 – 8/9

Fribourg

  

2nd World Congress

 

(included on Japanese)

Decided to start a work of student hostels Auxilium Studiosorum (included the Mensa Academica of Vienna and the publication of a bulletin). Montini led a conference on foreign missions

 

1922 - 1939 Pope Pius XI

 

1922

August

Vienna

  

Pax Romana Week

     

1922

September

Oxford

  

Pax Romana Week

     

1923

9/18 – 9/20

Salzburg, Austria

  

3rd World Congress

 

Financial crisis

   

1924

Budapest,

  

4th World Congress

     

1925

9/5 – 9/8

Bologna,

  

5th World Congress

Renaming – revision of statutes

“Confederatio Studentium Universi Terrarum Orbis Catholica”

 

Presided over by Mgr. Seipel, chancellor of Austria

   

1925

   

Pax Romana asked to cooperate with the Commission de cooperation intellectuelle.(The Committee on Intellectual Cooperation) of the League of Nations. 134

     

1926

9/2 – 9/4

Amsterdam

  

6th World Congress

     

1927

8/10 – 8/20

Warsaw,

  

7th World Congress

Followed by visit to Krakow and “study journey across high Silesia, including Częstochowa.

     

1928

8/14 – 8/17

Cambridge,

  

8th World Congress: “Broken Bridges”

Examination, from the triple point of view, historical, philosophical and ethical of the causes of the divorce between the spirit of the world today and that of Catholicism

 

Fr. Fulton Sheen (USA)

   

1929

9/4 – 9/8

Seville,

  

9th World Congress “Doctrinal Value of Catholicism from the Cultural Point of View”

Included study trips to several cities in Spain

Approval of Vade mecum (for students going aboard - including identity card)

 

(then Fr.) Francois Charriere was present

   

1930

   

Rudi Salat joined secretariat

     

1930

8/27 – 9/3

Munich,

  

10th World Congress: Catholicism in Germany

 

Commission for women established

   

1931

7/20 – 7/26

Fribourg

  

11th World Congress “The University and the Catholic Student”

 

M. de Halecki

200+ delegates

Commission (led by J. Python) to promote Latin as an international language

   

1931

USA

  

Visit of Gremaud, Rossel, Salat and O’Neill to the US for 10th Congress of University ent’aide - connections to Canada - in US, visited to Federation of Catholic COllege Clubs, National Catholic ALumni Federation and the Sodality movement. They created a liaison committee to consider affiliation.

     

1931

12/12 – 12/22

Mexico

  

Foundation of the Ibero-American Confederation of Catholic Students (CIDEC) (only Uruguay was a member of Pax Romana)

CIDEC

    

1932

Lille

  

Creation of Secretariat for Press - First international press congress of Catholic University Youth

     

1932

30 July - 3 August

Fribourg

  

8th International University Congress in Favor of the Missions

     

1932

Luxembourg

  

Pax Romana Days

     

1932

8/8 – 8/14

Bordeaux

  

12th World Congress “International and Social Order”

 

250+ delegates

Formation of secretariat for medical students

Nello Palmieri charged with representing Pax Romana ar the Institute of Intellectual Cooperation

   

1933

8/5 – 8/11

Luxembourg

  

13th World Congress “Social Work of the University Student”

 

300+ delegates

   

1933

   

Creation of the International Secretariat for Catholic University Press (SPUC)

     

1933

12/14 – 12/31

Rome

  

CIDEC Congress (partnership with Pax Romana)

     

1934

5 April

Rome

  

Catholic Students’ Pilgrimage to Rome

“Catholic Action in the University” - Eduardo Nicanor Frei Montalva present as Sec Gen of CIDEC

 

900 Students April 5th Audience with the Pope

   

1935

8/31 – 9/8

Prague and Bratislava

  

14th World Congress

“New Man in a New Age”

     

1935

   

Launch of the secretariat for lawyers and medical students

     

1936 July 20 - Aug 20

Monêtier (France)

 

Camp

      

1936

7/28 – 8/5

Salzburg and Vienna

  

15th World Congress

“The mission of the Catholic students in contemporary culture”

     

1937

7/28 – 8/3

Paris

  

16th World Congress “Unemployment among University Graduates”

 

At the same time as the World Exhibition of the Catholic Press,

And request made to Vatican to consider beatification of Frassati - 700 students from 27 nations Speakers included Mark Dubois, OP (Paris), Wilhelm Wincklet (Vienna) Se. Leopold Robert, Rev Hublou (Louvain) and Rudi Salat  - Economist Lucien Romier, director of Figaro, Bishop Besson, Mass at Montmartre in Oriential Rite by Fr. Erdinoch, Ukraine), bishop Roger Beaussart (Aux of paris and former chaplain of FFEC), Sunday (visit to tomb)

NCWC 8/30/37

  

1938

4/30 – 5/1

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

  

Pax Romana Interfederal Assembly

     

1938

8/22 – 8/28

Bled

Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

  

17th World Congress “The Catholic Student in Face of the Problem of Communism”

Austrian and German Students Absent

Pax Romana Days before in Rogaska Slatina,

First non-European elected (EK)

 

Dr. Miha Krek

Cyril H. Lott

Fr. Joseph Cardijn

Robert Regout, SJ

Pierre-Henri Simon

   

1938 Septmeber

Rome

  

Visit of Ed Kirchner and Rudi Salat - morning after a Hitler speech - Cardinal Pacelli could not meet them but instead had them drive with him to see pope at Castlegondolfo.

  

NCWC 3/20/39  39-0929

  

1939-1958

   

POPE PIUS XII

     

1939

4/12 -4/17

Sarnen

  

Interfederal Assembly

Study Days had as aim”The Organization of a Federation of Catholic Students”

Plans already made to move office to US in case of war,

     

1939

April

Rome

  

Visit of Ed Kirchner and Rudi Salat to Pope Pius XII -

     

1939

5/20 – 5/28

Lima

  

Congress of CIDEC

Present were Ed. Kirchner, -

 

(John O’Hara was at Lima)

   

1939

8/27 – 9/1

Washington, DC and New York, USA

  

18th World Congress “The Role of the University in Catholic Action”

September 1,

On September 12, embarked on the Roma

(took SS De Grasse(from Le Havre, France) to NY and SS Roma back)

Year: 1939; Arrival: New York, New York, USA; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Line: 12; Page Number: 4

     

1939-1945

   

WORLD WAR II

     

1941 July 31 - 28 CIDEC Assembly followed by Pax Romana  29 - August 2

Bogotá

  

First Inter-American Assembly of Pax Romana created first regional secretariat in Bogota 1941, linked with CIDEC (ended in 1943)

Present were Ed Kirchner, Marcos McGrath (later Archbishop in Panama), Fr. William Ferree, SM - "Human Person and Catholicism"   -  On way, students in Lima had Mass with nuncio, Fernando Cento

 

Address of Eduardo Santos, President of Colombia  - Pierre Trudeau,

   
    

Regional Secretariat set up in Bogota

     

4/1/1944 April 1

Dob,

  

Anton Tepez (VP) shot by Yougoslav terrorists near his home (NCSW 44-0916)

  

http://nszaveza.github.io/articles/20-anton-tepez-predsednik-slovenske-dijaske-zveze-19081943/

  

1944

March

Santiago

  

Joint Study Week of Pax Romana with CIDEC - Focus on reconstruction, of world after the war

New regional secretariat established in March 1944, directed by Dr. Domingo Santa Maria - Luis Calderón Vega President of CIDEC - Later Mexican polticial figure  - critiques equlivence between CST and capitalism (44-1242)

     

September 1944

Santiago

  

Regional Secretariat starts publishing "Noticias Universitarias Catolicas"

     
          

1939-1946

   

War-Time Secretariat, Washington, DC

R. Salat becomes from April 1941 an “Itinerant Ambassador” of Pax Romana in Latin America

     

1940-1949

   

Participation in the International Student Service with WSCF 🡪 European Student Relief Fund 🡪 World Student Relief

     

1943

   

Agreement between WSCF and Pax Romana to establish the European Student Relief Fund

Entr’aide -

Fribourg secretariat took up book service by Swiss Catholic Mission. 15,000 religious books were published in English and the same number in Italian (Pochon) by the end of June 1946, 600,000 books had been sent tp prinsionrs (Vatican paid 43,459 Swiss Frs and NCWC 234,521 Swiss Frs.)

European fund for aid to students became in August 1943 World Fund for aid to students was run by a committee with Fr. Gremaud as Vice-President (PaxRomana participation was thanks to NCWC) Work carried out until 1949 -

     

1945

   

CREATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

     

1945

Montbarry, Switzerland

  

First international meeting in Europe after the war with delegates from Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain, the Netherland, Spain, and Switzerland.

     

1945

London

  

Regional meeting of Pax Romana with delegates from twenty-one nations. Linked to celebration of the centenary of Cardinal Newman's reception into church - Agenda of conference “reconstructing the post-war world on Christian principles (NCWC 9/3/45)

     

1946

6/22 – 6/?

Salamanca, Spain

  

19th World Congress “The Catholic Student in face of Actual Problems of the World”

 

Ideas of creating a graduate group (Universitas)

70 delegates from 40 countries

   
          

1946

3/10 -3/19

Lima, Peru

  

Second Inter-American Pax Romana Assembly (and Third congress of CIDEC) “The Responsibility of the Catholic University Movement in the Face of Problems Posed by the University, the Nation, the Continent, and the World”

Present were Joaquin Ruiz Gimenez, Edward Kirchner, Roger Millot Rudi Salat and Domingo Santa Maria   15 -coutires address by Cardinal Pizzardo - welcomed by president of  Peru President Bustamante

 

Creation of a regional secretariat of Pax Romana

   

1946

8/27 – 9/5

Fribourg

  

20th World Congress “The Christian Duty of the University Student”

25th Anniversary of Pax Romana

Or Theme “Chrsitain Engagement in the University”

chaplain meeting in study days at Estavayer-Ie-Lac on “The Future of Pax Romana.”

(Placed Bronze commemorative plaque at entrance hall of university)   600 Delegates from 41 countiries - Opening Mass by Bishiop Muench

 

700+ Participants

Foundation of YCS

Including six of the founding members: Msgr. Beaupin, Fr. J. Gremaud, Max Gressly, Bishop Aloysius Muench, Fr. J. Tschuor, Guillaume de Weck.

39 Countries

21 New applications, including UNEC

66 Federations in 45 Countries

Decision to create MIIC with a meeting in Easter in 1947

Provisional commission established to draft new statues haded by Hubert Aepli, Chancellor of Fribourg University -

17 new federations accepted

formal resignations of Rudi Salat and Fr. Gremaud

Ramon Sugranyes de Franch invited by Aepli to help with statutes.

   
          

1947

Anzio, Italy

  

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

     

1947

Rome

  

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

     

1947

April

Low Sunday

Rome

  

Formal reorganization and recognition of Pax Romana into IMCS and ICMICA

New statutes approved for both movements.

April 12

United together at Apostolic CHancellery to approve common statutes which joined two in a conference with the theme “Christianity and the Intellectual” - approved by Secretary of State

and nominated Bishop Charriere bishop of Lausanne as general ecclesaitical advisor. Pizzardo was nominated Carindal Protector

.

 

Foundation of ICMICA -  liked with beaitification of Contardo Ferrini, Italian professor

   

1947 September

Rothmanshohe

Germany (at Jesuit retreat house)

  

Post War Meeting – by Rudi Salat in Germany

“it showed how Pax Romana encouraged spiritual and cultural exchanges between Catholics of different countries and it also marked a new success in the spirt of reconicaltion embodied in Pax Romana.” (Sugranyes 1961)

     

1948

   

DRAFTING OF THE UDHR

     

1948 * OR 1947

4/3 – 4/10

SPA, Belgium

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly:

IMCS Interfederal Assembly “Social Responsibilities of the Student”

“missionary days in Louvain”

 

NNCF Admitted

   

1948

Ware, UK

St. Edmund’s College

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

Study on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 

Vittorino Veronese (VP) Fr. Edward Stanford, OSA

   

1949

Luxembourg

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

Christian Universality

     

1948

   

PAX ROMANA PRESIDENT OF THE CICO – Roger Millot

     

1948

   

GRANTED ECOSOC Status

     

1949

Mexico City

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly:

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

     

1949

Mariastein, Switzerland

 

IMCS Study Meeting

Catholic Action in the University

     

1950

Breda, Netherlands

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly:

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

     

1950

Apeldoorn, Netherlands

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

     

1950

8/19 – 8/27

Amsterdam

21st

World Congress

“The co-operation of the intellectual in the work of redemption”

Message of Pius XII

“The Catholic Intellectual and the World Order”

”The Meaning of Liberty and the University of Today?”

 

Vittorino Veronese

Joseph Piller

Richard Pattee

E. Reut-Nicolussi

Joaques Leclercq

P. Hoenen, SJ

Oscar Helecki

Most Rev Leon ommel

Douglas Hyde

Louis Raeymaeker

Roger Millot

Josef Kalin

Francis Sheed

Louis Joesph Lebret, OP

   

1950

8/29 – 8/31

Rome

 

Holy Year Pilgrimage and address by Pius XII

Holy Year Pilgrimage of Students to Rome

5,000 graduates and undergraduates

     

1950

Rome

1st

international congress of Catholic Pharmacists

      

1950

September 1 - 5

Rome

1st

international congress of Catholic Artists

First international congress of Catholic Artists

“Unione Cattolica Artisti Italiani”

     

1951

Rheims, France

  

30th Anniversary of Pax Romana

Join Assemblies

 

Join IMCS and ICMCIA meetings

Msgr Roncalli (Apostolic Nuncio) later Pope John XXIII participated

   

1951

Rheims, France

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

      

1951

Rheims, France

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

      

1951

Limburg and Lahn, Germany

  

ICMICA study session on the Application of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man

     

1951

Fatima

 

IMCS Study Meeting

the “Intellectual Apostolate “

 

Participation of GG? University for Christ

   

1951

Rome

  

First World Congress of the Lay Apostolate

     
    

Controversy over election of Hugh Taylor (CCICA-USA) as ICMICA president with objection from local bishop in Trenton.

     

1952

8/26 -9/1

Montreal and Quebec,

22nd

World Congress

22nd World Congress “The Mission of the University”

Assemblies held before in Toronto

     

1952

Toronto

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

      

1952

Toronto

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

      

1952

Salzburg

 

ICMICA Study Meeting

the Rights of Parents in the School

 

Results published in Germanand Italian

   

1953

Venice

 

ICMICA Study Meeting

the Moral and Social Aspects of the Problem of Population

     

1953

Spring

Louvain

 

ICMICA Study Meeting

The Human Problems Arising from Nuclear Energy

     

1953

Bossey, Switzerland

  

Joint IMCS-WSCF Ecumenical Meeting (15 from IMCS and 15 from WSCF)

     

1953

7/28 – 8/3

Krabbelsholm,

Denmark

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

 

Argreed to org. Madras seminar

   

1953

Bonn

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

  

Munch present

   

1954

8/15 – 8/22

Flüeli, Switzerland

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

“The Christian Student and the Practice of International Understanding”

     

1954

Luxembourg

 

Joint IMCS and ICMICA Study Seminar

Joint Study Session on the Political Responsibility of the Christian

     

1954

Lisbon

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

     

1954/1955

12/10 – 1/2

Madras, India

1st

Asian Students Seminar:

“The Catholic Student and the Transformations Taking Place in Asian Universities”

     

1955

Louvain

 

ICMICA Study meeting

“The Human Problems Arising from Nuclear Energy”

     

1955

Bossey

  

WSCF – IMCS Study Session on “The University, Culture, and the Human Community” (hosted by WSCF)

     

1955

Leucester, England

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

     

1955

3/18 – 3/31

Nottingham, England

23rd

World Congress

“From University to Life: Problems of the Young Graduate”

     

1955

Nottingham

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

     

1956

Vienna, Austria

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

     

1956

Geneva

  

IMCS Study Session at the United Nations in Geneva

     

1956

Beirut

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

ICMICA Plenary Assembly in Lebanon and Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

 

Text published in Lebanon title Culture and Cultures

   

1956

Singapore

  

IMCS Regional Program

     

1957

August

San Salvador, El Salvador

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

     

1957

12/22 – 12/31

1/1 - 1/8 1958 (community development seminar)

Accra

1st

IMCS All-African Seminar

“Africa… Chirstian Continent?

 

Book published

   

1957

Rome

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

Celebration of ICMICA Anniversary Assembly

“Pensée chétienne et la communauté mondiale” published by Recherches et Débats France

 

Address by Pius XII

   

1957

Rome

  

World Congress of the Lay Apostolate

     

1958-1963

   

JOHN XXIII

     

1958

Eichstätt, Germany

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

     

1958

Fribourg

 

IMCS European Secretariat

IMCS European Secretariat

     

1958

Vienna

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

     

1958

8/31 – 9/6

Vienna

24th

World Congress

“The meaning of freedom and the University Today”

 

Cardinal Koenig, Cardinal Tisserant, Dr, Luther Evens (UNESCO DG)

1,000+ participants - Published under Essais et Documents of the Research Center for Catholic Teaching in France

   

1958

Hong Kong

 

IMCS Asian Regional Seminar

IMCS Asian Regional Seminar

     

1958

Buenos Aires

 

IMCS Latin American Regional Seminar

“Student Catholic Action and Social Formation”

     

1959

Geneva

 

IMCS European seminar

“European Unity”

     

1959

Louvain

13th

Plenary Assembly

“The Life of Faith in a Technio-Scientific World”

 

Published in "«Faith and Technical Mentality» (Collection «Credo» Maison Plon in Paris).

   

1959 / 1960

12/26 – 1/7

Manila

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

the Social Responsibility of the Student

     

1959

12/20 – 12/ 24

Manila

 

Asian Seminar

Social Responsibility of the University Today

     

1959

12/29 – 12/ 30

Manila

 

Asian Chaplain’s Meeting and Faculty Advisers’ Conference:

Religious Formation of Catholic Students and Reception and Integration into Catholic Organizations of Students who have Graduated in Europe or America”

     
 

Manila

 

Meeting of Catholic Doctors

      

1959/1960

12/27 – 1/9

Manila

 

First Asian Conference of Pax Romana Graduates

      

1959/1960

1/2 – 1/8

Manila, Philippines

 

Joint UNESCO Conference

“The present impact of the Great Religious on the lives of Men in the Orient and Occident.” This was attended by Hindus, Buddhists, Shintoists, Muslims, Jews, Orthodox, Protestants, and Catholics.

 

UNESCO Sponsored  -presided by M. Olivier Lacombe, Sorbonne

   
          

1960/1961

12/22 – 1/5

Leopoldville

2nd

IMCS Pan-African Seminar

“The African Student and His People”

     

1960

San José

 

IMCS Latin American Formation Seminar

IMCS Latin American Formation Seminar

     

1960

8/10 – 8/22

Lisbon,

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

     

1960

October 24

Rome

  

Meeting with John XXIII and Pax Romana Finance Committee

     

1961

Fribourg

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly:

“The Responsibility of the Christian Intellectual in the World Today”

 

500+

   

1961

Louvain

  

IMCS-WSCF Study Session “The Christian Responsibility in a Technological Era” (hosted by IMCS)

     

1961

12/1 – 12/7

Bangkok

3rd

IMCS Asian seminar

IMCS Asian seminar

     

1961

Bogotá

1st

Latin American Seminar:

“Political, Social, and Economic Problems of Latin America.”

     

1962

July,

Montevideo,

25th

World Congress

The Responsibility of the University Towards Society

     

1962

Montevideo

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

     

1962

Montevideo

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

     

1962

Geneva

  

IMCS and WCSF Consultation

     

1962-1926

   

SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL

     

1963-1978

   

PAUL VI

     

1963

Galway

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly:

Nationalism and Supranationalism

     

1963

Lima

2nd

Latin American Seminar

“Towards a Reform of Latin American Universities”

     

1963

   

Establishment of Regional Secretariat First Regional Chaplain: Bishop Marcos McGrath, CSC for Latin America

     
          

1964

July 20 - 30

Washington

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly:

”Christianly in an Age of Transition”

“need for a greater Christian commitment in the temporal order” (BP, 7)

 

Robert F. Kennedy (USA Secretary General)

Tom Mboya (Kenya Minister of Justice)

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, SCS (President of the University of Notre Dame)

Rafael Caldera (future president of Venezuela)

August Vanistendael (IFCTU and Auditor of Vatican II)

Bernard Cardinal Alfrink (Utretch)

   

1964

Bombay

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

“The Human Problems of Economic Development”

 

Lebret

   

1964

Taizé

  

IMCS and WSCF Consultation Meeting: “The Christian Community in the Academic World: the Meaning of Ecumenism and Its Implications in the University”

     

1963

Leopoldville

  

African Regional Secretariat of IMCS with William T. Anderson, SM

     

1963

Ibadan, Nigeria

3rd

Pan-African Seminar

Third Pan-African Seminar

     

1964

Nairobi

  

Move of regional secretariat to Kenya

     
          

1966

Montevideo

  

Establishment of the joint secretariat between IMCS and IYCS in Latin America, suggested by CELAM

     

1966

12/27 - 1/3 1967

Colombo, Ceylon

 

Pan Asian Catholic Students’ Seminar:

Chirstian Students and the Asian Revolution

 

Book Published

   

1967

Bochum, Germany

 

IMCS Interfederal Assembly:

Beginning of the shift

     

1967

Feb 12-17

Hong Kong

  

Asian Seminar: Contributions of Asian Chirstians to Nation Building

 

Book published from it.

   

1970

7/25 – 8/5

Hong Kong

 

IMCS Pan Asian Conference:

“Student movement as creative Agent of Social Change in Asia”

     

1970

   

Socio-Political Responsibility of Christian Communities

     
          

1971

July

Fribourg Switzerland

27th

IMCS Interfederal Assembly:

Celebration of IMCS’ 50th year

“Liberation – How?”

 

Shift to inductive method

   

1971

   

Address of Pope Paul VI

1971 july 21 paul vi address – see McCormick Notes on Moral theology 381 and The Pope Speaks 16 (1971) 170.

     

1975

August,

Lima, Peru

28th

IMCS Interfederal Assembly:

“Christian Commitment in a World in Crisis”

     

1978

   

JOHN PAUL I

     

1978-2005

   

JOHN PAUL II

     

1978

Valladolid, Spain

29th

IMCS Interfederal Assembly:

The Role of Students in the Transformation of Society.

 

Held with IYCS World Council

Adoption of CPP

   

1982

  

First ICMICA European Congress

  

Address of John Paul II?

   

1982

August,

Montreal,

30th

IMCS Interfederal Assembly:

      

1983

September

London, UK

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

  

Launch of Women’s Project “The Participation of Professional women in Development and Societal Change:

   

1984

27-29 April

Nijmegan

 

ICMICA European Assembly

      

1984

9-15 June

Lisbon, Portugal

70th

Session of ICMICA Council

      

1984

  

South East Asian Consultation-cum-Country Exchange Programme

      

1986

Yonkers, USA

 

ICMICA Council Meeting

Council Meeting

Evaluation of the Extraordinary Synod of 1985 and contribution towards the Synod 1987

     

1986

21 May - June 1

Yonkers, USA

 

Seminar

zeminar Social and Economic Rights: Pluralism Without Polarization

     

1986

15 - 20 June

Montevideo (Uruguay)

1st

Interamerican Meeting of Catholic Lawyers

 

(Suzana Villaran, Eugeni Gay Montalvo, G. Gutierrez,.. )

     

1986

14-27 September

South Korea

 

ICMICA East Asian Consultation Cum Exposure Programme (EACCEP)

ICMICA East Asian Consultation Cum Exposure Programme (EACCEP)

     

1986

Leuven

31st

IMCS Interfederal Assembly:

31st IMCS Interfederal Assembly: Mission and Commitment with the Poor in a Society in Mutation

     

1986

Dworp, Belgium

4th

IMCS

4th Pan African Assembly

     

1987

26-27 September

Rome

 

SIIAEC Conference : Communication Technologies, man and society: Assuming our Responsibilities

      

1987

3-8 July

Yaounde, Cameroon

 

ICMICA Sub-regional Meeting for West and Central Africa:

Towards a More Relevant Role for Chirstian Professionals and Intellectuals in Africa

     

1987

20-27 September

Rome

25th

ICMICA Plenary Assembly:

The Challange of Tomorrow’s World for Today

Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo, Gustavo Gutierrez,

25 september meeting with John Paul II, Ramon Sugranyes de Franch,Ed Kirchner,

Audience with Pope John Paul II 25 September 1987

 

220 delegates from 60 countries

   

1988

6-8 May

Hamburg, Germany

 

ICMICA European Assembly

      

1988

April 28 - May 4

Fribourg

75th

ICMICA Council Meeting

      

1988

23 - 25 June

Lima, Peru

2

Interamerican Meeting of Catholic Lawyers

Theology, Democracy and Human Rights G. Gutierrez, J, R Himenez,

     

1988

23-25 July

New York

 

Interamerican Conference on External Debt

      

1988

June 28 - July 1

Nairobi, Kenya

 

ICMICA South-East African Regional Program:

Towards a More Relevant Role for Catholic Intellectuals and Professionals in Africa

     

1988

25 August - 3 September

Costa Rica

 

IMCS Chapains Meeting

An Evangelization for a Culture of Life and Peace

     

1988

10-11 September

Oxford, UK

 

SIIAEC Committee meeting on encyclical Sollicitudo Rei Socialis

      

1988

October 13-28

Bangalore, India

 

ICMICA South Asian Consultation Cum Country Exchange Programme

      

1990

9/23-9/30

Kumasi, Ghana

5th

Pan African Assembly

      

1991

Hong Kong

32nd

IMCS Interfederal Assembly

  

Joint IFA with IYCS WC

   

1994

9/10 – 9/28

Kampala, Uganda

6th

Pan African Assembly

      

1995

Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

1st

IMCS International Committee

  

Joint with IYCS IC

   

1998

12/7 - 12/23

Harare. Zimbabwe

7th

Pan African Assembly

      

1999

August

Strasburg, France

2nd

International Committee:

  

Joint with IYCS IC

   

2002

12/7 – 12/20

Lomé, Togo

8th

IMCS Pan-African Assembly

  

African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) was publicly launched

   

2003

Croatia

 

European Committee

      

2003

August

Barcelona, Catalonia

3rd

IMCS International Committee:

3rd International Committee: “Students Ready for Change In Global Solidarity for An Integral Education”

 

Joint with IYCS IC

   

2004

Penang, Malysia

16

IMCS Pan Asia Pacific Assembly

Towards an Alternative Globalization - Student with the Marginalized

     

2004

Barcelona

 

JECI-MIEC European Committee

      

2004

Quito

 

MIEC-JECI Latin American Committee

      

2004

11/14 – 11/25

Paris

 

International Coordination Meeting (ICM)

“Students Building Global Alternatives to Intolerance”

     

2005

10/4 – 10/11

New York

 

IMCS UN Study Session

“Student Action Against Poverty: MDGs + 5 Now What?”

     

2005

Vienna

 

JECI-MIEC European Committee

      

2006

Vienna

 

JECI-MIEC European Committee

      

2006

10/1 – 10/14

Kabgayi Rwanda.

9th

IMCS Pan-African Assembly

Young Africans Engaged in the Fight Against Poverty

     

2006

Geneva

 

International Coordination Meeting (ICM)

“Student Rights and Responsibilities: A Catholic Social Teaching Perspective”

     

2007

Quito

 

Latin American Committee

      

2007

July

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4th

IMCS International Committee

“Empowering Student Action for Dialogue and Peace:

     

2007

9/23- 9/28

Paris

 

European Committee:

      

2009

11/15-11/22

Strasbourg

 

European Study Session:

“Looking at Immigration in Europe through the Human Rights Perspective”

     

2009

6/5 – 6/14

Quezon City,

Philippines

17th

IMCS Pan Asia Pacific Assembly

“Creating Empowered Students for Social Justice Through Integral Formation”

     

2010

10/6 – 10/14

Arusha, Tanzania

10th

IMCS Pan-African Assembly

Good Governance and Leadership; Our Key to Development: African Youth up Against Corruption

 

Students from 23 Countries

   

2011

July/August

Cologne

1st

IMCS World Assembly

Bridging Our Worlds: Going Beyond Borders"

     

2011

9/12 – 9/19

Corfu

Greece

 

European Committee:

“I have a motion!

     

2012

2/19 -2/26

Strasbourg

France

 

European Study Session:

“Creating empowered Students in Human Rights through Integral Education”.

     

2012 7/30 - 8/5

Vienna, Austria

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

Times of Crises, Time to Share Visionsand Actions-Searching for a new paradigm

     

2015 07/24 - 08/03

Tagaytay City PHILIPPINES

2nd

IMCS World Assembly

“Salt of the Earth, Light of the World – Students Building the Kingdom of God”

     

2016            10/28 - 11/1

Barcelona

 

ICMICA Plenary Assembly

From indifference to mercy. Our commitment?

     
          
          

2019          07/27 - 08/09

Lusaka, Zambia

3rd

IMCS World Assembly

Good Governance and Youth Participation for Sustainability: Students' Response to Water & Sanitation Challenges