In conversation with the President and Co-President of the Focolare Movement. What has the charism of unity to say today when faced with war, crisis in the family and in values, how does it respond to the appeals of Pope Francis?
As 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.
Jesús Morán Cepedano, Spanish, will accompany Maria Voce for the next six years in his capacity as Co-President of the Focolari Movement.