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Recognition from the Holy See

On September 11th, 2008, the Pontifical Council for the Laity issued a decree formally recognizing the UIGSE and all of its members (1467/08/AIC-15a).

The Letter

PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR THE LAITY

Vatican, September 11th 2008

Dear Mr. Franchi de’ Cavalieri,

In answer to your letter dated January 12th 2008, and at the end of the period of approval ad experimentum of the Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d’Europe – Fédération du Scoutisme Européen (UIGSE-FSE), the Pontifical Council for the Laity, noticing the precious contribution brought by the Union in the field of youth pastoral, is happy to send you, attached, the Decree of recognition of the UIGSE-FSE and a copy of this decree, duly certified by this Dicastery.

Thanking you for all the work done, I wish that the definitive approval of the statutes may give a new apostolic impulse to the activities undertaken by this Federation.

Sincerely yours in the Lord.

- Josef Clemens, Secretary

Photo: Pope Benedict XVI