Monday, November 11, 2013

New FIUV Council 2013 -2015 elected

James Bogle, new FIUV President
During last week's XXI General Assembly of the FIUV, held in Rome, the Council for 2013 - 2015 was elected as follows:
 
President:
James Bogle (Una Voce Australia)
 
Vice-Presidents:
Felipe Alanis Suarez (Una Voce Mexico)
Paul Fournier (Latin Mass Society of Canada)
Marcin Gola (Una Voce Polonia)
 
Secretary:
Thomas Murphy (St Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association –Ireland)
 
Treasurer:
Joseph Shaw (The Latin Mass Society)

Councillors:
Othon M. Alves (Una Voce Natal – Brazil)
Eduardo Colon (Una Voce Puerto Rico)
Christopher Cordeiro (Una Voce South Africa)
Leo Darroch (Una Voce Scotland)
Fabio Marino (Una Voce Italia)
Carlos Antonio Palad (Ecclesia Dei Society of St. Joseph - Philippines)
Rodolfo Vargas Rubio (Roma Aeterna, Spain)
Godwin Xuereb (Pro Tridentina, Malta)

Co-opted Councillors:
Oleg-Michael Martynov  (Una Voce Russia)
Matthew Schellhorn (The Latin Mass Society)

The first comments:

“I met Pope Francis very recently and he told me that he has no problem with the old rite, and neither does he have any problem with lay groups and associations like yours that promote it,” Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos told members of Una Voce International (FIUV), who were in Rome for a general assembly.

Responding to questions from FIUV members about tensions within the Friars of the Immaculate, the Colombian cardinal said that the Pope moved to insist on the use of the Novus Ordo in that religious community only because of internal dissension, and not because of any negative judgment on the traditional liturgy.

“We are very grateful to His Eminence Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, His Eminence Cardinal Brandmüller, and to Archbishop Pozzo for taking part in our General Assembly of the International Federation Una Voce,” James Bogle, a lawyer, author, and chairman of the Catholic Union of Great Britain, said in a brief statement to CWN.
 
“We are very pleased with the way the celebration of the traditional Mass is now going worldwide. We are obviously very grateful to Benedict XVI and also our present Pope Francis for all the support that they have given us in our right to worship in the traditional Roman rite.”