|Felipe Alanis, FIUV's new President|
During the XXII General Assembly of the International Federation Una Voce (FIUV) being held in Rome, the new FIUV Council was elected. The members are:
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Alain Cassagnau – UNA VOCE FRANCE
Albert Edward Doskey – UNA VOCE CUBA
Eduardo Colon – UNA VOCE COSTA RICA
Fabio Marino – UNA VOCE ITALIA
Felipe Alanis – UNA VOCE MÉXICO
Hajime Kato – UNA VOCE JAPAN
Johan von Behr – UNA VOCE GERMANY
Joseph Shaw – THE LATIN MASS SOCIETY OF ENGLAND AND WALES
Juan Manuel Rodriguez-Cordero – UNA VOCE SEVILLA (Spain)
Marcin Gola – UNA VOCE POLONIA
Monika Rheinschitt – PRO MISSA TRIDENTINA (Germany)
Oleg-Michael Martynov – UNA VOCE RUSSIA
Othon de Medeiros Alves – UNA VOCE NATAL (Brazil)
Patrick Banken – UNA VOCE FRANCE
Rodolfo Vargas Rubio – ROMA ÆTERNA (Spain)
Of these the following members were elected as follows:
Felipe Alanís Suárez (UNA VOCE MÉXICO), President
Patrick Banken (UNA VOCE FRANCE), Vice-President.
Monika Rheinschmitt (PRO MISSA TRIDENTINA), Treasurer.
Juan Manuel Rodríguez y García-Cordero (UNA VOCE SEVILLA), Secretary.
This time round, for a number of reasons, Pro Tridentina (Malta), a member of the FIUV, did not nominate a person for the Council. This brings to an end therefore the mandate of Godwin Xuereb, who served as a Councillor for the period 2009 - 2012 and 2012 - 2015.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Dr Edric Micallef Figallo was Pro Tridentina (Malta)'s first Secretary, a post he held between 2007 - 2012. He was responsible for drafting the organisation's first (and current) statutes. He made a good defense of the Tridentine Mass in the local media. During the the period of his activity with the organisation, Micallef Figallo was one of the main promoters and discussions related to the Tridentine Masses in Valletta. He considers the Tridentine Mass as showing more solemnity, a greater sense of sacrifice and mystery than the Novus Ordo Missae, and also due to the beauty of the Latin language.
Micallef Figallo works as an advocate and he also successfully completed an LL.M. (masters of law) degree in European & Comparative Law course at the University of Malta. Micallef Figallo is also a freelance translator, with a particular preference for legal translation work (in any combination of the Maltese, Italian and English languages).