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.

Olive Maria

Interim Secretary general

Olive Maria Hajamiharisoa is from Madagascar. She is an engineer by formation. She has 07 years experience in projects management and in coordinating Faith Based Organization activities. Since 2019 to date, she has been coordinating the Pan African Office of ICMICA. Before then, she was the Pan African Coordinator of IMCS. She has been with Pax Romana since 2007.

Rev Luis Maria Goicoechea, International  Chaplain

Finagnon Jules ZANNOU, Vice President from Africa

Jules is 46 years old, 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) (;

Eneko Caballero Treasurer

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)

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.


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

Global secretariat

Joseph Rahasa

(Antananarivo – Madagascar)

Rosa Ramirez

(Chillan – Chile)

Catherine Duval

(St Julien en Genevois – France)