The Charismatic Catholic Church (Iglesia Católica Carismática) and treatment of its members by authorities [ARG32383.E]

Information on a facility or institution called Iglesia Católica Carismática (Charismatic Catholic Church) could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within time constraints.

However, references to groups called Renovación Carismática Católica (Catholic Charismatic Renewal) operating from parishes in Argentina were found in some documents (CEAR 1999; 18 June 1999; Renovación Carismática Católica 28 Dec. 1997). One report by the Latin American Agencia Católica de Informaciones (ACI) in Peru describes the Renovación Carismática Católica as the generic name of a movement that harbours a number of associations worldwide (21 June 1999). In Argentina, the Fraternidad de Comunidades de Alianza (Fraternity of Alliance Communities) is reportedly the organization that groups Catholic followers of the "charismatic stream" (vertiente carismática) (La Nación 11 Oct. 1998). The Fraternidad is a dependency of the Consejo Pontificio para el Apostolado de los Laicos (Pontificial Council for the Apostolate of Lay Persons) based in Buenos Aires (ibid.). No references to particular treatment of its members or followers by authorities could be found among the sources consulted.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Agencia Católica de Informaciones en América Latina (ACI) [Lima]. 21 June 1999. "Algunos Movimientos Eclesiales." [Accessed 10 Aug. 1999]

Conferencia Episcopal Argentina (CEAR), Buenos Aires. 1999. "Movimientos y Asociaciones que trabajan junto al Deplai." comisionesycons/comepi.htm [Accessed 10 Aug. 1999] [Buenos Aires]. 18 June 1999. "Movimientos, Ordenes y Organizaciones Católicas." [Accessed 9 Aug. 1999]

La Nación On Line [Buenos Aires]. 11 October 1998. "Reunión de carismáticos en Lanús." [Accessed 9 Aug. 1999]

Renovación Carismática Católica [Buenos Aires]. 28 December 1997. http://habitantes. [Accessed 10 Aug. 1999]

Additional Sources Consulted

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices [Washington, DC]. 1996-1998.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. 1996-1998.

Latin American Weekly Report [London]. 1997-1999.

La Nacion On Line [Buenos Aires]. Internet search engine 1996-1998.

Electronic sources: Internet, IRB Databases, Global NewsBank, REFWORLD, WNC.

This list is not exhaustive. Country-specific books available in the Resource Centre are not included.