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New co-ordinating body for Catholic charismatic activities announced

The two international bodies that had been supporting and co-ordinating the international activities of charismatic Catholics will become one new organisation.

‘Charis’ will take over the roles previously played by the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Service and the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships, the Vatican announced.

The Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, which certifies international Catholic lay organisations, said Charis will begin operating on 8th December. The two previous organisations will cease to exist on 9th June, Pentecost Sunday.

“As a body in the service of all the realities of Catholic charismatic renewal,” the Vatican said, “Charis will not exercise any authority over these realities. Each single charismatic reality will remain as it is, fully respected in its own identity and under the jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical authority upon which it currently depends.”

Picture: People pray as Pope Francis attends a 2015 meeting with Catholic charismatics in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. ‘Charis’ will take over the roles previously played by the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Service and the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships, the Vatican announced. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

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