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19 March 2018    
 7:41 AM
Chairman's Message

The Vatican recognized International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS) as a body for the promotion of Catholic Charismatic Renewal with a juridical personality according to Canon 116 and approved the Statutes of ICCRS. The ICCRS Office is situated in Palazzo San Calisto, Vatican. Michelle Moran (England) is the President of ICCRS Council and Cyril John (India) is its Vice-President.

At the international level, the role of ICCRS, as mandated in its charter from the Holy See, is to serve the worldwide Renewal in all of its expressions and identities. In April 2000, Pope John Paul II stated in a personal message, "…the task of ICCRS is to coordinate and promote exchange of experiences and reflections among Catholic Charismatic Communities throughout the world".

To facilitate deeper communion among different nations and expressions within the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, ICCRS has been promoting the concept of Regional Sub-Committees. ICCRS Sub-Committee for Asia-Oceania (ISAO) was formed after 42 leaders from the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Oceania met together in Singapore on 9th and 10th December, 2006 for a time of prayer, sharing, discernment and planning under the auspices of ICCRS. The ISAO was reconstituted in December, 2010.

ISAO serves the CCR in Asia and Oceania as a centre of unity, communication and cooperation in order to fulfill Christ's desire, "that they may all be one" (Jn 17:21), and to keep Christ's body without division (1 Cor 12:4-31). The headquarters of ISAO is currently situated in Singapore. ISAO is responsible for strengthening fellowship within the Renewal in the Asia-Oceania Region, convening consultations and events and also for reaching out and supporting those countries which are in need of guidance and help.

I invite you to join hands with ISAO in promoting and servicing the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and networking all the expressions and entities of the CCR in the Region. Come let us jointly build up the body of Christ!

Cyril John
Chairman, ISAO