Category: News

Sharing with the Dicastery of Laity, Family and Life

On 19th January 2023, The International Secretariat of ICYCW shared with the Dicastery of Laity, Family and Life, and discussed topics of common interest. Several questions were addressed including our mission, our activities, our current realities and our priorities of this year 2023 for our national movements. It was a great first meeting with the Read More

WYD – 2023

From 16th to 20th October 2022, the International Secretariat went to Fátima (Portugal) for the preparation of WYD 2023, at the invitation of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. With other organisations and organizers of these World Youth Days, we were able to attend the presentations of the organizers and learn more about the Read More

110th ILC

In May and June, ICYCW, together with other movements, Catholic organisations, non-governmental organisations representing the laity and civil society, met to participate in the 110th ILO Conference. 5 people from ICYCW were able to attend the exchanges of the commissions, focusing on safety and health at work, as well as on the social and solidarity Read More


From the 22nd to 24th September 2022, The International Secretariat attended a seminar organized by the European region of MMTC, the MTCE, in Lisboa, Portugal. Funded by EZA organization. Adult movements from Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal met in Seminário Nossa Senhora de Fátima, Alfragide. The national movements gathered to reflect on the following Read More


From 9th to 14th September 2022, the International Secretariat made visits and meetings in Malta Meetings with ZHN Malta team During the mission, the team met specifically two times. One meeting was organized in the beginning of the visit, for the national team (recent team) to explain to the IS coordinator their realities, what were Read More


From the 6th to 9th September 2022, the international secretariat made mission in Guinea-Conakry. Visits Visits made were to; Father Alphonse HONOMOU Priest of the Parish of Beyla, which houses an active core team of the diocese. He was happy for the visit and showered blessings for a good mission. The International Treasurer received a Read More


Training The international Secretariat  held a mission in Mali from the 1st September to 4th September 2022 held at 48 hours at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Peace in Bamako. Topics of trainings were on The history of YCW and ICYCW ICYCW international dimension ICYCW Missions and objectives Review Of Life practical Exchanges with Read More


From the 12th September to the 15th September the International Secretariat had mission in Togo On 12th September held a meeting with the National Coordinator of Youth Apostolate On 13th September an exchanges with YCW in Dapaong, the young people presented the realities of the young people. YCW of Dapaong has about 382 members divided Read More


Following the call of Pope Francis since 2019, more than 1,000 young people gathered in Assisi (Italy) from September 22 to 24 to reflect on a new form of economy. The Eof concept (Economy of Francesco) is an international movement of young economists, entrepreneurs and changemakers engaged in a process of inclusive dialogue and young, Read More

Sharing with Cardinal Tagle (Propaganda Fide)

This meeting was a very good moment of sharing, as we discussed many things about the youth, the Church, and the advocacy of our International body. It was also an opportunity to thank them for all the support and also strengthen our collaboration for future works. We found a friendly Cardinal who was very open Read More

Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver visit in Rome. On 13th June 2022, the ICYCW international secretariat visited the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver in Rome. The team shared about the activities done in the last 6 months, and their experience in the post COVID situation.  A sharing of the 10th IC report was Read More

ICYCW participation in the 110th ILC

“The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace.” ( This year again, the ICYCW is participating in the International Labour Conference (110th edition), following the specific items of “Decent work and Read More

The Economy of Francesco : Assisi 2022

The Economy of Francesco build 3 years ago an initiative to bring young people together to think about a new economy, ecologically sustainable and socially just. This experience is not only made for youth movements but is a global thinking with scientists, change makers, entrepreneurs, … Different activities are proposed. The reflection was organized around Read More

Meeting with the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

The International Secretariat had a meeting with the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. It was 09th November 2021 in the meeting room of the Dicastery. The team accompanied by the International Chaplain shared a brief report, outcomes and statements of the 10th International Council. After having shared some testimonies of the impact of the Read More

Visit of Octave

Octave a former collaborator of ICYCW who is currently working for Caritas International in Rome paid a warm visit to the international Secretariat team. Great sharing and exchange was done which was very useful to the new team and this was a great opportunity to strengthen our links with Caritas and also staying in touch Read More

Visit to the Missionary oblates of Mary

On 29th of October 2021, the International secretariat went out to visit the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Rome. The team had the pleasure to meet Fr. Louis Lougen, Superior General of the OMI. It was the perfect occasion to introduce the new team and have discussions to build a link. We shared the Read More

Sharing With the Dicastery For Promoting Integral Human Development.

On 9th November 2021, The International Secretariat of ICYCW held a meeting with the Dicastery for promoting Integral Human Development (team of cardinal Turkson). They shared with us their active work at the present time; which is to reflect about the structural crisis the Covid-19 brought into our world. The International Secretariat also exchanged about Read More