During the last meeting of IFCA Secretariat in october, Luisa Alfarano and Michele Tridente, national Vice-Presidents for the Youth Section of the Italian Catholic Action, were appointed responsible for IFCA Youth Coordination for the years 2017-2021. They replace Codruta Fernea, national secretary of Catholic Action of Rumania.
Our best thanks to Codruta for her commitment in Youth Coordination, performed with great passion and dedication, which gave opportunities for encounter, confrontation and collaboration to the many young people of the Catholic Actions in the world.
Our best wishes to Luisa and Michele for their new service in the International Forum of Catholic Action together with Rev. Tony Drazza, national Assistant of the Youth Section.
Here are their first words for the CA Youths in the whole world:
We are really very happy to be able to experiment the richness of our responsibility also at world level in order to share with you all the beauty of our Catholic Action, in its diverse and varied forms and experiences, at the service of our local Churches all over the world as we were asked by Pope Francis on april 27.
As Youth Coordination we are called to live as protagonists the next appointments of the Church, namely Synod and WYD in Panama: we want them both to be opportunities to reflect, to improve our formation, to exchange ideas and to let know the many beautiful experiences of faith and discernment that we are living in our own contexts. Despite the geographical distances, let us feel close, united by the passion that characterises our commitment as catholic youths, by friendship and by our common prayer.
Luisa, Michele and Rev. Tony
- Rome, 11 November 2017