Monday, December 02, 2013

More on the Una Voce Federation

Archbishop Pozzo with those attending the FIUV 'Open Forum', when there are talks and questions
open to the public. He celebrated Vespers for us.
Over on Rorate Caeli I've posted the official press release of the Foederation Internationalis Una Voce: the federation of lay organisations around the world which promote the Traditional Mass, the Extraordinary Form or Vetus Ordo.

James Bogle, the new President, flanked by two speakers at the Open Forum:
Cardinal Castrillon, left, and Prior Cassian Folsom of the Norcia Benedictine community

Here is the opening section:

'The biennial General Assembly of the International Federation Una Voce (FIUV), the international body representing lay groups attached to the traditional Roman Catholic liturgy, has elected a new President, Mr James Bogle, a barrister (trial attorney) and former Chairman of the Catholic Union of Great Britain.

Open Forum attendees with Cardinal Castrillon.

During the General Assembly, Mass and Vespers were celebrated for the Federation in the Chapel of the Choir, in St Peter’s Basilica. Walter, Cardinal BrandmΓΌller and Archbishop Guido Pozzo were among the celebrants for Mass and Vespers.
Mr Bogle said “I am very honoured to have been elected and would like to thank the out-going President, and all those who have served with him, and all those who have been working so much for the Federation and for Catholic tradition. I am most grateful to them all.”
Cardinal Castrillon gives us his blessing.

The new head of the Federation stressed that if the New Evangelization is to be effective, it is vital that the faithful also experience and understand the Church’s roots of history and tradition.'

Read the rest over on Rorate Caeli. Here I can identify some of the people the Press Release mentions.

Another speaker, next to Mr Bogle: Fabio Barnabei of the Cultural Center Lepanto
New Vice Presidents include  Mr Paul Fournier (Latin Mass Society of Canada):

Mr Fournier, in the middle
Mr Marcin Gola (Una Voce Polonia).

Mr Gola, in the middle
We also elected two new Presidents of Honour, elder statesmen of the movement: Mr Helmut Ruckriegel (from Germany) and Mr Jacques Dhaussy (from France).

Left: Mr Ruckriegel, right: Mr Dhaussy
Our other President of Honour, the great canon lawyer Count Neri Capponi, is unable to travel due to ill health.

It is a great privilege for me to be Treasurer to the FIUV, a truly international organisation with such a distinguished history. The Federation is an indispensible part of the Traditional Movement, and deserves more recognition. Although the members are national associations, individuals can support it by becoming 'friends', for a small annual donation.

Castrillon Bogle 1

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