From the new President

Dear VIVAT International Members,

I would like to inform you that during the VIVAT International Board of Directors meeting held on 25th January 2018, we started a new triennium of VIVAT, and I took the turn of the Presidency of VIVAT International for the term of three years. I would like to thank Fr. Heinz Kulüke, SVD, outgoing President, Fr. Felix Jones, SVD, outgoing Executive Secretary, and Bro. Guy Mazola, SVD the outgoing Board member for their commitment in the past three years.

I also would like to welcome the Sisters of Holy Cross (CSC) as new Associate Member of VIVAT, Sr. Bridget Philip, ASC, and Sr. Eleonora Cichon, SSpS, who were appointed as the new Board members.

I would like to thank Sr. Helen Saldanha, SSpS and Fr. Robertus Mirsel, SVD the Executive Team Co- Directors, Fr. Dariusz Garbaciak, SVD the Secretary-Treasurer, and Fr. Daisuke Narui, SVD the Executive Secretary for their willingness in accepting the posts.

The following is the new composition of the Board and the offices.

Board of Directors

  • Sr. Maria Theresia Hörnemann, SSpS (President)
  • Fr. Heinz Kulüke, SVD (Vice President)
  • Sr. Eleonora Cichon, SSpS
  • Sr. Carmen Elisa Bandeo, SSpS
  • Fr. Daisuke Narui, SVD
  • Fr. Jude Nnorom, CSSp
  • Sr. Bridget Philip, ASC

Executive Secretary

  • Fr. Daisuke Narui, SVD


  • Fr. Dariusz Garbaciak, SVD

Executive Team Co-Directors

  • Sr. Helen Saldanha, SSpS
  • Fr. Robertus Mirsel, SVD

Geneva Regional Office Representative

  • Fr. Andrzej Owca, CSSp

With our new posts and responsibilities let us continue our commitment to work for life, dignity and human rights.

Yours in Christ,

Maria Theresia Hörnemann, SSpS
President, VIVAT International