Focolare President
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Maria_VoceAs written in the General Statutes, the president will always be a woman. This underscores the “Marian profile” and its prevalently lay connotation, and also “preserves the design of God in having entrusted the birth and development of the Movement to a woman.”

As stated in  the General Statutes: “Her presidency will above all be a presidency of love, because she will have to be the first to love, that is, to serve her brothers and sisters, recalling the words of Jesus: “. . . and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all” (Mk 10:44).

The current president is Maria Voce, who was elected by the General Assembly in July 2008 and re-elected for a second consecutive term in September 2014.

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Maria Voce
Monday, September 15, 2014

President of the Focolare Movement

Focolare General Assembly: Election of Co-President
Monday, September 15, 2014

Jesús Morán Cepedano, Spanish, will accompany Maria Voce for the next six years in his capacity as Co-President of the Focolari Movement.

General Assembly Elects Maria Voce President of the Focolare

Maria Emmaus Voce is elected for the second consecutive term as president of the Focolare Movement. Five hundred representatives from around the world took part in the election that was held this week at the Focolare’s General Assembly.