The international council is composed of:

  • The International President
  • The Secretary General
  • The council members from the regions: Africa, Latina America, Europe, Asia, North America.

Ana Maria Bidegain, ICMICA International President

Dr. Ana María Bidegain is a Professor of Latin American Religions at Florida International University. Bidegain’s main research themes revolve around the Catholic Laity Organizations, Latin American Christianity, Women and Religion, the role of the Church in Society and Politics in Latin American History, and the Religious Experience of Latin American and Caribbean migrants, on all these topics she has published extensively in several languages. (19 books, 31 articles, 51 book chapters).

She has been an active Pax Romana member since 1968 when she studied in Uruguay (MCU) and later as profesional in Medellín (Equipos Universitarios) and Bogotá, Colombia (Centro Emmnuel Mounier).  Adviser in the 90’s in Latin American and Caribbean Religious Conference (CLAR) and in the CELAM since 2017 to date.

In 1986-1987, she was invited as adviser and keynote speaker in the preparation of the Synod of Bishops on the Laity at the CELAM and the Vatican. In 2018 she was invited by the Pontifical Commission on Latin America as keynote in the CAL Plenary Assembly on Latin American Women in the Church and Society.

Philippe Ledouble, ICMICA Secretary General

Philippe Ledouble had an initial training as an electrical engineer, and an additional training in sociology of organizations. He has spent his entire career in the French railway company (SNCF), partly in operational management functions, partly in human resources management, in the fields of training and career management. From 1999 to 2002 he was national head of the MCC, the French ICMICA Pax Romana movement, with whom he published the book “Des cadres dans la mondialisation”. He has been committed with Pax Romana since the Paris Congress in 2000, then as  Vice-President for Europe in 2008 and as Secretary General since 2012. He has four children and eight grandchildren. He lives his retirement with his wife Christine in a village in Burgundy (France).

Rev Luis Maria Goicoechea, International  Chaplain

Eneko Caballero Treasurer


Finagnon Jules ZANNOUVice President from Africa

Paulinus Prasetyo Nurhardjanto, Vice President from Asia

Sylvia Caceres, Vice President from Latin America

António José Boita Paulino, Vice President from Europe