Report of President Bertalan Kiss on WYD Conference in Rome

At the invitation of the Holy See, Bertalan Kiss – the President of the Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem – spent much of the first week of passiontide in Rome, as a member of a conference which reviewed the lessons learned at the WYD festival in Krakow, began to plan the WYD festival in Panama, and advised ecclesiastics in preparation for 2018’s Synod of Bishops on youth and vocation.

Bertalan’s full report regarding the conference can be read in this pdf:
„From Krakow to Panama – the synod journeying with young people” – International Conference, Rome – 4 April to 9 April 2017

In order for the young adults of Juventutem to do their little part to continue to advocate around the world for the Roman Tradition of the Church, it is necessary to have the prayer and other support of young adults and not-young adults.  Please consider donating to support this year’s efforts!

Just before the most sacred of feasts, the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ began this year, the new dicastery of the Vatican for the Laity, Family, and Life organised a conference in Rome for the national delegates of episcopal conferences’ youth ministries and other various international youth associations. The Foederatio Internationalis Juventutem has also received an invitation to this event, and I took it upon myself to represent our federation. Accompanying me was the newest member of Juventutem Magyarország, and a fervent organiser of youth events in the Hungarian diocese of Vác, my friend Ervin Dér.


Populus Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage 2016

In 2017, the 6th Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage to the seat of Peter will take place from the 14th to the 17th of September, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum.

Over the last weekend of October 2016, FIJ Treasurer Cosimo Damiano Marti was present in Rome as one of the pilgrims participating in the 5th edition of this great pilgrimage.


Cosimo has asked us to share with all of our fans these pictures from various sources.  And to commend to you Archbishop Sample’s Homily for the Feast of Christ the King.


John Sonnen

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Populus Summorum Pontificum


Acción Litúrgica (?)


The following picture was taken during a friendly dinner on the last day of the pilgrimage.


From left to right, those pictured are Felipe Alanis Suárez (President of international Una Voce federation), Christian Marquant (Chairman of Paix Liturgique (“Liturgical Peace”)), Marco Sgroi (Chairman of the Coordinamento nazionale del Summorum Pontificum), Fr. Matthieu Raffray (Superior of the Latin American District of l’Institut du Bon Pasteur), Fr Gabriel Diaz-Patri (a researcher of the Centre International d’Etudes Liturgiques in France), Cosimo Damiano Marti, and Louis de Lestang (Vice-Chairman of Paix Liturgique).

Juventutem Soleto: Holy Door Pilgrimage with Cardinal Burke – 2 June 2016



ore 15:00 – Raduno dei pellegrini in Cattedrale e processione verso la Basilica di San Nicola

ore 15:30 – Ingresso in Basilica attraverso la Porta Santa per l’acquisto dell’indulgenza giubilare


Cardinale Diacono di Sant’Agata dei Goti e
Patrono del Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta

Juventutem Soleto

 questions: secretary at juventutem dot org

Un nouveau Président pour Juventutem: Bertalan Kiss, de Juventutem Hongrie

29 février 2016

Chers membres et amis de Juventutem,

Les membres du Bureau de Juventutem sont heureux d’annoncer la désognation d’un nouveau Président pour la Fédération internationale Juventutem.

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Bertalan Kiss, au centre avec une cravate bleue, entouré de prêtres et de laïcs lors du pèlerinage Populus Summorum Pontificum 2014 à Rome.

Le Président sortant, George Steven (de Grande-Bretagne), a transmis le flanbeau à Bertalan Kiss, 28 ans, après 18 mois de bons et loyaux services. La candidature de Bertalan avait été appuyée par Simon Kocjan de Juventutem Slovenia et Aramis Perez de Juventutem Miami.  Bertalan sera aux côtés de la délégation internationale de Juventutem aux JMJ de Cracovie cet été, en compagnie de M. l’abbé de Malleray, Assistant ecclésiastique de Juventutem.

Bertalan Kiss répondant à un entretien lors du pèlerinage Populus Summorum Pontificum 2015.

Bertalan Kiss répondant à un entretien lors du pèlerinage Populus Summorum Pontificum 2015.

Bertalan a découvert la messe traditionnelle en 2009 grâce au Capitulum Laicorum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli de Budapest.  En 2012, il a cofondé le pèlerinage annuel Peregrinatio Fidei qui rassemble les fidèles attachés à la forme extraordinaire du rite romain en Hongrie. En 2014, après avoir rencontré l’abbé de Malleray, George Steven, Paul Schultz, notre Secrétaire, et d’autres membres, il devint un membre de la refondation de notre association et le coordinateur de Juventutem Magyarország (Facebook, Website)

Bertalan en compagnie d'Aramis Perez de Juventutem Miami

Bertalan en compagnie d’Aramis Perez de Juventutem Miami

De la part de tous, nous souhaitons remercier George Steven pour sa présidence dévouée. Toutes nos prières l’accompagnent.

Nous tenons également à remercier Bertalan d’avoir accepté de prendre sa suite. Il a activement participé à de nombreux pèlerinages internationaux et assuré la promotion de Juventutem dans son pays. Nous avons hâte qu’il fasse bénéficier la Fédération internationale Juventutem de ses talents et vous invitons à prier pour lui et ses nouvelles fonctions.

Nous comptons sur tous nos responsables de groupes locaux et sur les correspondants isolés qui le souhaitent pour entrer au plus vite en contact par courrier électronique avec Bertalan et Paul afin de mettre à jour nos fichiers.

Bertalan: president at juventutem dot org
Paul: secretary at juventutem dot org

En union de prière dans le Christ, Notre Seigneur,
Paul Schultz – Secrétaire de la Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem
Cosimo Marti –Trésorier de la Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem
Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP – Assistant ecclésiastique de la Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem


On 29 February 2016

Dear Juventutem members and supporters,

We, the members of the Bureau of Juventutem, are delighted to announce the appointment of a new President for the International Juventutem Federation.

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Bertalan Kiss (center, wearing blue tie) surrounded by clerics and laymen in Rome on the occasion of the 2014 Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage

The former President, George Steven (from the United Kingdom), rotated out of his position after a year and a half of generous service. Bertalan Kiss (28), of Hungary, applied for the position of President and was recommended for it by Simon Kocjan from Juventutem Slovenia and Aramis Perez from Juventutem Miami.  Bertalan will be present as part of the worldwide Juventutem delegation to JMJ Krakow, this summer, together with Fr. de Malleray.

Interview with Bertalan during 2015 Populus Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage

Interview with Bertalan during 2015 Populus Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage

Bertalan was introduced to the Traditional Latin Mass in 2009 through the work of the Capitulum Laicorum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli.  In 2012 he was a co-founder of the Peregrinatio Fidei, an annual pilgrimage and Pontifical Mass for the faithful attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in Hungary.  In 2014, after meeting with Father, George, Paul, and other Juventutem leaders in Rome, he became a re-founding member and the Group Coordinator of Juventutem Magyarország (Facebook, Website)

Bertalan Kiss is shown here, together with Aramis Perez of Juventutem Miami

Bertalan Kiss is shown here, together with Aramis Perez of Juventutem Miami and others

On behalf of all, we would like to thank George for his dedicated service. All our prayers and hearty thanks go to him.

We would also like to thank Bertalan for accepting the position of President. He has actively led international Latin Mass pilgrimages and has also promoted Juventutem in his country. We look forward to what he will bring to Juventutem internationally, and we invite you to pray for him as he takes up his duties.

In the meantime, we ask that every group leader (and every correspondent wishing so) email Bertalan and Paul so as to update our contact records:
Bertalan: president at juventutem dot org
Paul: secretary at juventutem dot org

Let us pray for each other,
In Christ,
Paul Schultz – Secretary of the Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem
Cosimo Marti – Treasurer of the Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem
Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP – Ecclesiastical Assistant to the Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem