Conference of Catholic Bishops of the Russian Federation
Conference of Catholic Bishops of the Russian Federation is a collective body of the national church and the administration of the Roman Catholic Church in Russia. Established and approved on March 2, 1999.
Plenary sessions of the Conference held twice a year.
Chairman may be elected one of the bishops. The President is elected for a term of 3 years. Hold the post can be no more than two consecutive terms.
Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, from 1999 to 2005
Bishop Joseph Werth, from 2005 to 2011
Archbishop Paolo Pezzi in 2011
The structure consists of the four dioceses bishops in the territory of Russia, and the Secretary General of the Conference. At present, their members include:
Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, Chairman;
Bishop Clemens Pickel, vice-chairman;
Bishop Joseph Werth
Bishop Cyryl Klimowicz;
Igor Leonidovich Kovalevsky, Secretary-General
The Liturgical Commission
Commission on the Laity, and youth movements
The Commission for Cooperation with public authorities
Commission for the Family
The Commission for pastoral activities and vocations
The Commission for inter-Christian and interreligious dialogue and dialogue with non-believers
Commission on social and charitable activities
Catholic martyrs of Russia
On January 30, 2002, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Russia adopted a program of "Catholic martyrs of Russia", in which are studies of life and death of the Servants of God - candidates for the deduction of a beatified (beatification).