CNA Staff, Mar 26, 2020 / 23:01 pm
Fr. Julian Carron has been re-elected president of Communion and Liberation for another six years. The Central Diaconia of the Catholic fraternal organization voted unanimously to re-elect Carron March 21.
The priest was first asked to help lead the movement by its founder, Fr. Luigi Giussani, in 2004, one year before Guissani's death. Carron was elected president in 2005 and reconfirmed in the position for six years in 2014. His third term as president of Communion and Liberation will conclude in 2026.
The vote was carried out by secret ballot, according to the movement's website. Nine members of the Diaconia were present at the movement's headquarters in Milan and another 21 took part via video call from Italy and other parts of the world. One member was not able to participate.
Carron communicated his re-election in a letter to members of Communion and Liberation March 23, indicating that the vote had been scheduled the previous March, with the year spent in discussion of possible candidates for president.