11 Laymen Invited To Attend Council

 Eleven laymen, including an American, have been invited to attend the second session of the ecumenical council.

Also invited were three Frenchmen, three Italians, an Argentinian, a Belgian, a Pole and a Spaniard.

The American is James J. Norris, assistant to the executive director of Catholic Relief Services-National Catholic Welfare Conference and president of the International Catholic Migration Commission.

Other laymen at the council are:

Mieczyslaw de Habicht, Polish, permanent secretary of the Conference of International Catholic Organizations.

Silvio Golzio, Italian, president of the Permanent Committee of International Congresses of the Lay Apostolate.

Jean Guitton, French, professor at the University of Paris and the only Catholic layman to attend the first session of the council.

Jean Larnaud, French, general secretary of the Catholic Coordinating Center for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Henri Rollet, French, president of the International Federation of Catholic Men.

Ramon Sugranyes de Franch, Spanish, president of Pax Romana, international organization of Catholic students and intellectuals, and president of the Conference of International Catholic Organizations.

Auguste Vanistendael, Belgian, general secretary of the International Federation of Christian Trade Unions.

Juan Vazquez, Argentinian, president of the International Federation of Catholic Youth.

Raimondo Manzini, Italian, editor of the Vatican City daily, L’Osservatore Romano.

Francesco Vito, Italian, rector of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. Vito was the only layman to serve as a consultor for a council preparatory commission. He was assigned to the Preparatory Commission on Studies and Seminaries.

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