Philippe Molac, pss
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It was recently announced that Sulpician Father Philippe MOLAC, pss, who serves as part-time General Secretary for the Society of the Priests of Saint-Sulpice, among other duties, has been named by the French Episcopal Conference as the new co-director of the Institute for the Formation of Educators of Clergy in France (IFEC).
Father Molac’s appointment takes effect in September, 2013 when the term of Father Christian PONSON of the Archdiocese of Lyon will conclude. Father Molac will work with co-director Sister Marie-Thérèse DELOUCHE of the Xaverian Sisters, who will stay on for another year in her term. The two are well known to each other, since they previously worked together for twelve years at l’Insititut Catholique in Toulouse.
IFEC was co-founded in 1969 by a Sulpician, the late Father Constant BOUCHAUD, pss (later a Superior General of Saint Sulpice, 1972-1984), and a priest of the Diocese of Lille, Father Pierre FICHELLE, on the initiative of the French bishops’ conference. Father Molac joins a long line of Sulpicians who have co-directed IFEC, including the late Father Raymond DEVILLE, pss, who was also later a Superior General, and Father Bernard PITAUD, pss, current Provincial of the French Province. This program remains one aspect of the French Province’s ongoing formation for new Sulpicians.
IFEC remains a vibrant program for French-speaking formators from France and beyond, with normally 15 to 18 participants each year. For further information on this institute, click here.