Québec, June, 26th, 2017 (SIGNIS). Helen Osman, USA, has been elected as the new President of SIGNIS. She will be assisted by Lawrence John Sinniah (Malaysia) and Paul Samasumo (Zambia), as vice-presidents. Ricardo Yáñez has been elected General Secretary and Emmanuel Bonnet is the new Treasurer.
At the end of the World Congress, which took place from June 19-21 in Québec City, SIGNIS held its assembly of delegates. 44 delegates, from 5 continents, started their new mandate.
Besides the elections, the different regions of SIGNIS presented their reports for 2014-2017; the statutes and by-laws were amended and new honorary members were celebrated, for their contribution for the organisation, and Catholic communication in general.
SIGNIS has welcomed 6 new members: Fédération des Média Catholiques (France), Slovenian Bishops' Conference, Commission for mass media (Slovenia), Unión Católica de Informadores y Periodistas de España(Spain), SIGNIS - Costa Rica (Costa-Rica), SIGNIS Venezuela (Venezuela) and the Catholic Press Association (USA/Canada)
Helen Osman replaces Gustavo Andujar as the new president of the association. She thanked the assembly for the trust they put in her, and said she was both “humbled and honoured”.