Ana Maria Bidegain


Dr. Ana María Bidegain is Professor of Latin American Religions at Florida International University. Bidegain’s main research themes revolve around the Catholic Laity Organizations, Latin American Christianity, Women and Religion, the role of the Church in Society and Politics in Latin American History, and the Religious Experience of Latin American and Caribbean migrants, on all these topics she has published extensively in several languages. (19 books, 31 articles, 51 book chapters)

Active Pax Romana members since 1968 when she studied in Uruguay (MCU) and later as profesional in Medellín (Equipos Universitarios) and Bogotá, Colombia (Centro Emmnuel Mounier). Adviser in the 90’s in Latin American and Caribbean Religious Conference (CLAR) and in the CELAM since 2017 to date.

In 1986-1987 she was invited as adviser and keynote speaker in the preparation of the Synod of Bishops on the Laity at the CELAM and the Vatican. In 2018 she was invited by the Pontifical Commission on Latin America as keynote in the CAL Plenary Assembly on Latin American Women in the Church and Society.

Rev Luis Maria Goicoechea

International Chaplain

Luis María Goicoechea Buruchaga. Murgia (Álava), Basque Country, Spain, 1947. He studied at the Diocesan Seminary and the Faculty of Theology in Vitoria, Álava, and was ordained as a priest in 1972.

Immediately after, he went as a missionary to Machala, Ecuador until 1977, quickly getting involved in the student movements of MIEC-JECI.

In 1978, he started working as an Advisor for the Latin American Secretariat (Lima, Peru) of these movements, where he stayed until 1989. During this time, he collaborated with various teams of young students from different countries in the region. The rich experience of those years, including tensions and conflicts, has left a profound mark on his life.

Upon returning to his diocese, he served in several parishes. He was the Rector of the Diocesan Seminary of Vitoria (2003-2016) and President of the Executive Commission of EGIBIDE (Secondary Education and Vocational Training) of the Diocese of Vitoria and the Society of Jesus (2015-2017).

Since 1992, he has been part of successive international teams of MIIC-ICMICA as a European or global advisor.

Finagnon Jules ZANNOU

Vice President from Africa

Jules is married with four children. He is a Researcher at the University of Abomey-Calavi. He is a founding member of the Catholic Movement of Executives and Political Personalities of Benin (MCCPP)

He has a doctorate in Public Law (University of Parakou) and a DESS (Specialized Higher Studies Diploma) in Governance and Democracy and a DESS Project Management and Local Development (University of Abomey-Calavi) and a diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) Human Rights and Democracy (UNESCO Chair of the University of Abomey-Calavi).

From February 2019 to June 2021: Country Director of Fondation Graines de Paix (www.grainesdepaixorg). Since 2014 teacher of planning and project management (Faculty of Sciences and Techniques (FAST / UAC) and in Master 1 Community Health of the Faculty of Health Sciences. From November 2009, Honorary President, Founder of the Center for Japanese Culture (CCJ) in Benin. From 1998 to April 2015: National representative in Benin of the French Cultural Association Mémoires d’Afrique (collection of more than 1,500 tales and legends and initiator of “the Night of Tales” and of the National Day of Intangible Cultural Heritage) (;

António José Boita Paulino

Vice President from Europe

Antonio, born in 1955, married with 2 sons, has a long experience in the field of energies and in lay Christian organizations, in leadership and management of teams. Dynamic and sociable, and curious. Very persistent, persevering, and even stubborn, very outgoing, relaxed, easygoing and in a good mood in social relationships. Always willing to seek and develop new solutions, with courage and innovation.

From 2018 General manager of PRAMELHOR, Lda Wholesale medicines distribution, export. From 1979 to 2017, EDP – Energias de Portugal, SA. Company of Production, Transmission and Distribution of electricity in Portugal, and other countries. Before, he was a Direction Advisor (Project and Construction Direction) Prevention and Safety, Land and Compensation, Technical-Administrative and internal Communication, worked for Marocco and Angola

From 2015 he is Chairman of the Board of the Movement Assembly of METANOIA – Movimento Católico de Profissionais. In the past he was Member of the Board of OIKOS (Cooperation and Development NGO). Member of the Supervisory Board of ANDC (Association of the Right to Credit)

Paulinus Prasetyo Nurhardjanto

Vice President from Asia

Paulinus is a Lecturer at Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta. He is a Professional Human Resource with several business field experiences, a writer and has other social activities, including Parish member.

He was Indonesia delegate for Pan Asia Pacific Assembly IMCS , 1996 Hongkong, Indonesia delegate for CAFÉ South Asia IMCS , 1997, Bangkok Thailand and Indonesia delegate for ICMICA Assembly, 2012, Vienna Austria

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Sylvia Caceres

Vice President from Latin America

Lawyer with +18 years of expertise as a public civil servant. Also, she is a specialist in the management and analysis of public policies focused on the social field such as Labour Administration, Social Security, Vulnerable Populations. She has been in managerial responsibilities and leadership of government workgroups with the participation of civil society focused on results. She also specializes in public procurement law, advising the public and civil sector about human rights Laws.

2020 – 2021 Managing Director Population development and volunteering. Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations.

2018 – 2020 Minister of Labour : Ministry of Labour and Promotion of Employment.

(2018) Deputy Superintendent Promotion and Protection of Health Rights. National Superintendency of Health.

(2017 – 2018) Superintendent National Superintendency of Labour Inspection.

(2016 – 2017) General Secretary Seguro Social de Salud – Essalud.

Currently Miembro del Movimiento de Profesionales Católicos. She was the President from 2007 to 2009.


General Secretary

Olive Maria HAJAMIHARISOA is an industrial engineer. She is from Madagascar, currently living in Kenya. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) with 7 years of experience in project management.

She worked as a control quality technician and a production manager assistant at Bionexx Fianarantsoa Madagascar (2012-2015). She served as the sub-regional coordinator for Central Africa and the Indian Ocean of IMCS -International Movement of Catholic Students (2011 to 2014). She worked as a Pan African Coordinator for IMCS (2015-2019) and a Pan African Coordinator for ICMICA (2019 to date).

Her values are honesty, professional consciousness, accountability, and human dignity.

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