Nassa elected to Caritas Internationalis’ council

Nassa elected to Caritas Internationalis’ council

By CBCP News

March 25, 2019

Manila, Philippines

The social action arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has been elected to the Representative Council (RepCo) of the Caritas Internationalis.

The National Secretariat for Social Action/Caritas Philippines, along with its Korean counterpart, will represent Asia to the council of the worldwide body of Catholic humanitarian organizations.

As a body, its executive secretary, Fr. Edwin Gariguez, would seat as their representative to the RepCo.

The RepCo is the highest governing body of Caritas Internationalis with Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle as its president, a number of bishops and Caritas leaders worldwide.

The election took place during the Caritas Asia Regional Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand on March 24.

The gathering also elected the new leaders of Caritas Asia, led by its president Dr. Benedict D’Rozario of Bangladesh.

With D’Rozario are new Regional Commission members including Fr. Gariguez and leaders from Caritas Mongolia, Caritas Nepal and Caritas Korea.

The Caritas Asia Regional Commission is the advisory and executive body that works with the President in coordinating the activities and plans for Asia and in carrying out the decisions of the Regional Conference.