Event details

(indicative program subject to subsequent changes)


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November 30, 2022

2.00 pm - 6.00 pm

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Accreditations (Pharo Palace)


9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Facilities. Partner Fair


5:00 p.m.  Opening Mass at Marseille Cathedral


1 December 2022

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

7:25 a.m. Notre Dame de la Garde, Mass with integrated Lauds (in French)


8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Accreditations  (Pharo Palace)


8h00  Mass in Spanish at Saint Victor Church


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Partner lounge


9:15 a.m.   Opening ceremony of the Congress (Palais du Pharo)

 Opening by Philippe Richard , Secretary General of the OIEC

  Welcome speeches

  • Diocesan Director of Catholic Education in Marseille, Jacques Le Loup

  • Secretary General of the SGEC, Philippe Delorme

  • Representative of the city of Marseille

  • His Excellency Monsignor Vincenzo Zani , Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, Vatican.

  • His Eminence Cardinal  Jean-Marc Aveline , Archbishop of Marseille

  • Video message from Pope Francis

  Intervention by Mr. Paul Barber , President of the OIEC


10:45 a.m.  coffee break


11.15 a.m. Introductory lectures

The Global Educational Pact, an appeal to Catholic schools. Come cast your nets and follow me . Father Luiz Klein , SJ, delegate for education of the CPAL, Lima, Peru.


The Mediterranean as a living laboratory of the dysfunctions of the world and as a hope ”. Cardinal  Jean-Marc Aveline , Archbishop of Marseille.​


12:30 p.m.  Meal on site (lunch cocktail)


12h45  Workshop for partners and Catholic schools in Marseille


2:00 pm Round table: " Educating for universal brotherhood in a multi-religious educational context ". How to create the conditions for a culture of dialogue, in the spirit of the Document sur la  fraternity  humane for the  peace in the world  and coexistence commonly referred to as the Abu Dhabi Declaration.  

Listening to our Protestant, Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist brothers...committed to educational service. How can we really do so that universal brotherhood is lived?

With the participation of Mr Assan Alamine Badjo , Director of Catholic Education in Niger, Niamey. 

Round table moderated by Sister Mirna Farah, Lebanon.  .


4:00 p.m.  Coffee break


4:30 p.m.  The Catholic schools of Marseille present themselves. 

From 6 p.m.: cocktail reception (Palais du Pharo)


2 December 2022

08:00 - 18:00

7:25 a.m. ND de la Garde, Mass with integrated Lauds (in French)


8 a.m. - 10 a.m.  Accreditations  (Pharo Palace)


8h00  Mass in French at Saint Victor Church


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Sponsors' lounge


9:15 a.m.: "  The OIEC committed to the Global Education Pact  ", speech by  Juan Antonio Ojeda Orti8c7, f8cc5 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ responsible for educational projects  (OIEC), and Mother Rosello Montserrat del Pozo , Superior General of the Missionary Daughters of the Holy Family of Nazaret.


10:30 a.m.  Coffee break


11h00  " The  meaning of a Catholic school in a Muslim country "

Speech by His Eminence Cardinal Chistobal Lopez , Archbishop of Rabat (Morocco)


12 noon: presentation of tools and networks at the service of Catholic education -  platform Global Catholic Education , by Quentin Wodon , senior economist at the World Bank, project leader.

-GRACE (Global Researchers Advancing Catholic Education) network, by Mélodie Wyttenbach , Boston College, Boston. 


12:40 p.m.  Lunch break


1:00 p.m.  Workshops with partners and Catholic schools in Marseille


 14:00 OIEC members involved in the construction of the education village

sharing experiences and best practices from all over the world


4 p.m. coffee break 


4:30 p.m. Presentation of the Planet Fraternity project, by Hervé Lecomte,  Project Manager (OIEC) and Planet Fraternity youth video competition award ceremony , in the presence of  Kiran Bir Sethi, India, founder of Design For Change .

5:30 p.m.  presentation of the Documentary film on Pope Francis "Francesco" ,  directed by Evgeny Afineevsky , American-Israeli director nominated for the Oscars.

Free evening


3 December 2022

7:25 a.m. Notre Dame de la Garde, Mass with integrated Lauds (in French)


9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Sponsors' lounge


9:15 am A conversation with Evgeny Afineevsky , (and maybe François himself) around the documentary film Francisco


10:00 " What educational innovations for Catholic schools in the era of the Global Educational Pact?  ", Intervention of Sister Martha Seidé , of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians - Salesian of Don Bosco, Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of Education Auxilium in Rome and in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


10:45 a.m.  Coffee break


11:15 a.m.:  " Under what conditions can the Church, through its schools, play a role in Education 2030 ?",  Anna Christina d'Abbio , Senior Policy Analyst (Thematic Leader), in charge of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report at UNESCO.


12:30 p.m.  Lunch break


1:00 p.m.  Workshops with partners and Catholic schools in Marseille

2 p.m. closing ceremony:


To repair together the torn fabric of the world ”, Speech by Abdennour Bidar , philosopher, specialist in current developments in Islam and the changes in spiritual life in the contemporary world, project manager on the “Pedagogy of secularism” by the French Ministry of National Education and the High Council for Integration (France).


" Humanizing the world through education ", Speech by Msgr. Vincenzo Zani , Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, Rome  (subject to)


Speech by the new President of the OIEC and the new Secretary General


Presentation of the members of the Executive Council






5:00 p.m. Mass at Saint-Victor


From 8 p.m., festive evening. Anniversary of the OIEC (Palais du Pharo)





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