International Federation of Catholic Parochial Youth Movements

Fédération Internationale des Mouvements Catholiques d'Action Paroissiale (FIMCAP)

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1961-10-07 Munich Germany FR


7-8 Oct 1961, Munich (Germany FR), as the result of a proposal adopted, Oct 1959, Lucerne (Switzerland), during the National Presidents' Conference of European Movements affiliated to H-XH2654 - International Catholic Youth Federation (ICYF), which subsequently, 25 Apr 1968, merged with H-XH2653 - World Federation of Catholic Young Women and Girls (WFCYWG) to form H-XH3517 - World Federation of Catholic Youth (WFCY), which itself ceased to exist in Jun 1981, its activities being taken over by Fimcap; and following the setting up of a Constitutional Commission by delegates from parochial youth organizations, Aug 1960, Munich, during the World Eucharistic Congress. A previous organization had been set up 1921, Rome (Italy), as International Secretariat of Catholic Youth, reorganized 15 Sep 1948, as International Office of Catholic Youth – Bureau international de la jeunesse catholique, and subsequently - Oct 1954 - International Federation of Catholic Youth. Previously also referred to as International Federation of Catholic Parochial Youth Communities – Fédération internationale des communautés de jeunesse catholique paroissiales – Federación Internacional de las Comunidades de Juventud Católica Parroquial – Internationaler Bund der Katholischen Pfarrlichen Jugendgemeinschaften – Internationale Federatie van Katholieke Parochiale Jeugdgemeenschappen. New statutes adopted: 14-18 Oct 1981, London (UK); Oct 1995, Randa (Switzerland); Jul 1998, Botha's Hill (South Africa); Jul 2001, Abokobi (Ghana); Jul 2004, Barcelona (Spain); Jul 2007, Assisi (Italy).


Group together Catholic youth associations which are not aimed at specific professional groups, but which focus on leading children and young people in integrated development activities in a parish-related context; build a better world and a living Church.


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