News Archive

ICCRO meets with Pope John Paul II

(1 March 1982) On the morning of March 15th, 1982, the staff of the ICCRO was invited to attend the seven o’clock morning Mass of His Holiness, Pope John Paul II.

Catholic Charismatin Renewal around the world

(2 January 1982) We thought it might be interesting to you to see a complete list of the countries of the world that are experiencing the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and with whom ICCRO has a contact. There are 111 countries in all. We would be anxious and interested in hearing about any other country of the world not listed here, which is also experiencing the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

Rome meeting of the movements of the Church

(1 September 1981) In April, 1980, the Council of Laity of the Vatican organized the first meeting of the spiritual movements of the Church, and at its conclusion, Bishop Cordes, vice-president of the Council. asked the movements tto continue to “develop bonds of communication and collaboration between themselves”.

The Pope meets with Italian charismatics

(2 November 1980) On the Feast of Christ the King, November 23, the Holy Father held a special audience with a group of charismatics.

Meetings of charismatic groups with Pope John Paul II

(1 November 1980) Two charismatic groups were in Rome, each for 15 days, during the October Synod of Bishop. While there, they maintained a house of prayer in support of the work of the Synod, also offering an opportunity for the Synod bishops to experience the renewal by coming to pray with them.

Charismatic Renewal represented at Vatican meeting

(2 May 1980) Two members of the International Council of the ICO, Ralph Martin of Brussels, Belgium and Hervé Marie Catta of Paris, France, represented the Catholic Charismatic Renewal at a special meeting organized by the Pontifical Council of the Laity in Rocca di Papa from April 14-18.

Charismatic Renewal Leaders meet of Asia meet in Manila

(1 May 1980) Over 90 delegates from 15 countries attended the First Asian Leaders Conference for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Manila, Philippines from March 6-9, 1980.

International Council meets with Pope John Paul II

(1 January 1980) The International Council of the International Communication Office, together with Cardinal L.J. Suenens of Belgium, met with Pope John Paul II for an hour and a half on December 11.

Ralph Martin resigns as Council Chairman

(1 September 1979) In a letter addressed to Fr. Tom Forrest, director of the International Communication Office, Ralph Martin has resigned as chairman of ICO.

Healing Ministry highlighted at Lourdes Conference

(1 July 1979) From June 29 to July 3, over 10,000 people who are active in Catholic Charismatic Renewal made a pilgrimage to Lourdes.
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