Secretary General, Michel Roy
Michel Roy was appointed Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis at the 19th General Assembly in 2011. He has been given a four-year term under which Caritas Internationalis will adopt the strategic plan “One human family, zero poverty”.
Mr Roy has over thirty years of experience in humanitarian issues. Most recently he was the director of the international lobbying and advocacy department at Secours Catholique (Caritas France). There he specialised on issues related to global governance, financing for development, promotion of peace and human rights, corporate social and environmental responsibility and international migration. Before that he was domestic and international action director at Secours Catholique.
In his role as secretary general of Caritas Internationalis, Mr Roy will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Caritas Internationalis General Secretariat. The Secretary General’s duties include liaising with other Church and secular organisations involved in humanitarian aid and promoting the work of Caritas in the worldwide Catholic community
Mr Roy speaks French, Spanish and English. He has an MA in economics and a degree in Oriental languages and studies.
8/8/2011 - World Youth Day 2011 - Caritas needs you
6/11/2012 - Speech at the Synod of Bishops in the Vatican
Archive Lesley-Anne Knight (Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis 2007-2011) From our blog Letters from Rome