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Caritas International chooses new leader

May 26, 2011

Caritas International has elected a new leader. Michel Roy, the director of a French charity, will become the secretary-general of the international consortium of Catholic relief agencies.

Roy, who had worked with Secours Catholique, was elected to a 4-year term by delegates representing the Caritas International members. He replaces Lesley-Anne Knight, who leadership ended when the Vatican declined to approve her bid for a second term in office.

The Caritas International assembly taking place this week has been carefully watched because of the Vatican’s insistence that the group’s charitable work should promote a clear Catholic identity.


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