International Direction

Don Giuseppe Magrin

International President

Don Giuseppe Magrin was born at Montegalda, province of Vicenza July 2, 1938, in a family of 15 children, of whom eight are priests or nuns.  He entered the minor seminary of Padua in 1950, was ordained deacon February 17, 1963, presbyter July 7, 1963.  Co-operator for two years in the parish of Piove di Sacco, priest fidei donum in the diocese of Nyeri, Kenya, now self sufficient.

He returned to Padova in 1972, and was the Parish Priest of Carpané of S. Nazario for 6 years, simultaneously assistant vicar for the youth of Catholic Action, and teacher of religion in a teacher training institute. In 1978, teacher of religion at the "Liceo Scientifico" Enrico Fermi, in Padua, ecclesiastical assistant for the Pastoral of labour in the headquarters of the group (U.C.I.D).

In 1979 he became the diocesan secretary for the Association of the Apostolic Union of Clergy, Padova. As per the advice of his superiors resumed his studies at the University of Padua, where he graduated in Pedagogy social psychology.

In 1982, he was elected national president of the Italian Apostolic Union of Clergy and in 1987 inter-regional ecclesiastical consultant  of the Christian Union  of entrepreneurs and managers. He gave a new face to the Apostolic Union for Clergy in Italy with a new bulletin (UAC newsletter), and new theological foundations. Since 1991 he is the international President of the Confederation, succeeding Mons. Joseph Madec, bishop of Toulon-Frejus, with the goal of moving the international seat from Paris to Rome and adjourning the general Statutes. Both objectives have been reached.

He has doctoral degrees in Pedagogy and in Ecumenical Theology, he writes in diverse publications (Presbiters, the Deaconate in Italy, Pretres diocesains, ecc.) on the ordained ministry, and in particular on the diaconate, in which he has specialized. On  January 1, 2000  founded the Apostolic Union of the Laity and in 2004, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, asked him to activate the sector of the formation of the  Clergy, to update of  formators  in mission territories ... where he remained until January 1st 2013. On October 25, 2012, he  was re-elected International President of AUC, and  was nominated as  a member of the capitalo of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican.

Fr. Antony Thuruthiyil

International Treasurer

Fr. Antony Thuruthiyil was born on 21 May 1975, in Kerala the Southern State of India. He was ordained as a Priest on 06th May 2002 by Bishop Symphorian keeprath for the diocese of Jalandhar, Punjab, India. After the Ordination he was appointed as the Assistant Parish Priest of St. Mary's Cathedral, Jalandhar Cantt., St. Antony's Church, Sansarpur and Circulation Manager of Sada Zaman (Diocesan Magazine). In the year 2003 he was appointed as the Parish Priest of St. Antony's Church Sansarpur also became a member of the Apostolic Clergy.

In 2004 he became the Parish Priest of St. Joseph's Church, Bootan, Jalandhar; Resident Professor, Librarian and House Minister at Holy Trinity Regional Major Seminary, Jalandhar, Chaplain to the MC Convent, Model Town, Jalandhar and Assistant Director of Diocesan Commission for Catechesis.

On 11 November 2009 he was appointed as the International Treasurer (ad interim) by the International Council in accordance with the Statutes art. 84a.  On 8th May 2012 completed his Doctorate in Dogmatic Theology. In the last General Assembly held in Oct. 2012 at Rome, he was elected as the International Treasurer. He is also appointed as a visiting Professor of Holy Trinity Regional Major Seminary at Jalandhar, Punjab, India.

International Secretary