New CRA President and Council Members Elected to carry forward the vision of religious across Australia
The 43rd National Assembly of Catholic Religious Australia began on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 exploring the theme of "Communio: Stewarding a life that belongs to the Church and the World," creating a deepening awareness of coming together in relationship and transformation.
An important part of the National Assembly is the election of the CRA President and Council members. Br Peter Carroll fms, Provincial, Marist Brothers Australia was enthusiastically elected as the new President of CRA on Wednesday, 19 June.
CRA is one of the few conferences of religious leaders in the world which represents both female and male religious. The Vice President will be elected at the first Council meeting and will be a female religious leader. CRA values the gifts of women and men and its statutes require that the roles of President and Vice President represent each gender.
"I thank my peers for giving me the opportunity to serve them and the Church at this time. There is no doubt in my mind that the voice of the Gospel is an absolute imperative in our society today. CRA's role is to help amplify that voice within our Church and broader community," said Br Peter.
New members were also elected to the Council and will address issues of importance to religious, the Church and society through the lens of the Gospel message. Council members come from across Australia, from small and large congregations.
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