FCI - Italian Catholic Federation in Australia
The "Federazione Cattolica Italiana (FCI)" or Italian Catholic Federation was formally established in 1960 in order "to be a lay force for the Scalabrinian Fathers" and to be able to "give material and spiritual assistance to the Italian migrants".
The Italian Catholic Federation owes its existence to the Scalabrini Fathers and in particular to Father Aldo Lorigiola who commenced the organisation in Melbourne.
The FCI is parish based and provides parishioners with a religious influence and a sense of belonging as an Italian community.
The FCI is currently comprised of 19 branches or “Sezioni” throughout Australia and has over 800 members. There are 9 branches in Victoria, 7 branches in New South Wales and 3 branches in Queensland.
31st National Congress: 20-23 January 2012
Theme: 'Rekindle the Flame'
FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES CONTACT THE FCI, DETAILS BELOW:
PO Box 319
Horsley Park NSW 2175