ICMC Receives Definitive Public Juridical Status by the Holy See

The Holy See has recently approved the revised Statutes of the International Catholic Migration Commission. The official Decree signed by H. E. Pietro Cardinal Parolin, Secretary of State, confirms public status of ICMC according to canon law.

On behalf of the Council and the Governing Committee, Mr. Johan Ketelers, ICMC’s Secretary General, expressed gratitude for this official recognition, confirming the longer standing good relations with the Secretariat of State, the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of the Migrants and Itinerant People, the Permanent Mission of the Holy See in Geneva, and the Bishops Conferences worldwide.