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The preamble of the Statues of the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS) approved by the Vatican in 1993 states as follows:-

“The Catholic Renewal is not a single, unified world-wide movement. It does not have a single founder or group of founders as many other movements do. It has no membership lists. It is a highly diverse collection of individuals, groups and activities, often quite independent of one another, in different stages and modes of development and with differing emphases, that nevertheless share the same fundamental experience and espouse the same general goals. This pattern of loose-knit relationship is found at the diocesan and national levels as well as on the international level. These relationships are very often characterized by free association, dialogue and collaboration rather than by integration into an ordered structure. Leadership is characterized more by offering service to those who want rather than governance”

The Renewal is served by an International Office located in the Palazzo della Cancelleria, Vatican City. In 1993 the Vatican formally granted pontifical recognition to the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS) as an international body for the promotion of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal “with a juridical personality, according to canon 116”. Presently Mr. Alan Panoza (Austraila) is President of the International Council.

In most of the countries there exist national service committees. teams, diocesan coordinators with strong bonds to the Episcopal Conference or the Bishop of the place. The efforts and activities of all these service bodies is always to foster the Charismatic spiritually of the members of prayer groups and communities in such a way that their Catholic is safeguarded and promoted.

In September, 1996, the Catholic Bishops; Conference of India officially granted recognition to the National Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (NCCRS) as a National Catholic Organization, with all the privileges and responsibilities of such a body. It also approved its Statues with state that the NCCRS is made up of the National Service Team and the National Charismatic Office, that the main objects of NCCRS are “the service and promotion of Catholic Charismatic Renewal in India”, and that the NCCRS serves the renewal by being “a centre of unity, communication and cooperation”.

The National Service Team (NST) consists of the Chairman, Cyril John; Vice Chairman, Mr. Savio Mascarenhas; Secretary,Sr. Serena MSA and 13 members. Rt. Rev. Francis Kalist, Bishop of Meerut is the Episcopal Adviser to the NCCRS appointed by the CBCI. Regional/Local Service Teams are affiliated to the NST. The NCCRS has local units/is linked to 163 dioceses in India.

 
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