Benedict XVI, tribute of the OIEC to the Pope Emeritus

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, whose renunciation in 2013 took the whole world by surprise, died on Saturday 31 December 2022 at the age of 95 in the monastery of the Vatican Gardens where he had retired. In the homily given on the celebration of Vespers and the Te Deum on the same day, Pope Francis paid tribute to his predecessor….

Visit to Singapore

On September 9th, the Secretary General of OIEC met with the representatives of the commission of the Archdiocese of Singapore for Catholic Schools (ACCS) which will soon become a new member of OIEC.

National Catholic Education Conference 2022, Australia

From 4-7 September 2022 the NCEC (National Catholic Education Commission) held the National Catholic Education Conference 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. The 1400 attendees enjoyed an event full of energy and dynamism. The NCEC represents the catholic schools in Australia which correspond to 60% of the schools in the country or 770,000 pupils in more than 2,000 schools.

Summer University SeGec

On 19 August 2022 took place at Louvain la Neuve in Belgium the Summer University of the Segec (the General Secretariat of Catholic Education in the French-speaking part of Belgium). During this event, the SeGec presented its new educational project “MISSION OF THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL”.

CEEC – new Secretary General

The Secretary General of the CEEC (the regional secretariat of the OIEC for Europe), Guy Selderslagh, who took office in 2015 following Etienne Verack, retired on 30 June 2022. On behalf of the OIEC, we take this opportunity to thank him very warmly and friendly for all of his work within the CEEC. With him, working relations between the OIEC…

Catholic Schools in Lebanon

From 5-10 July 2022 the Secretary General of OIEC paid a visit to the SGEC-L, the Lebanese member of OIEC. There he noted that despite an extremely severe crisis in Lebanon, comparable to the effects of a war, the resilient Catholic schools are courageously continuing their work. In particular the teachers of Catholic schools are making enormous sacrifices to keep…

CIEC Congress

On May 27 and 28, 2022 took place in Mexico City the Congress of the CIEC (Confederación Interamericana de Educación Católica) which represents the OIEC region of the Americas.