The General Council is made up of the Superior General, the Vicar General and two Councillors. The members of the General Council share with the Superior General the responsibilities of governance for the Society and guides it in its mission. In 2008 the General Council of the Society moved from Ireland, where it had been located since the Society’s beginnings in 1918, to Hong Kong. The members of the General Council provide leadership and work in dialogue with Columban Missionaries in all the countries where we work.The General Council of the Missionary Society of St Columban (LtoR) Fr Alvaro Patricio Martinez Ibañez [Chile], Councillor, Fr Tim Mulroy [Ireland], Society Leader, Fr Joseph Kang [South Korea], Councillor, Fr Brian Vale [New Zealand], Vicar General.
Central Administration oversees the portfolio of activities that directly support the Superior General and his Council. Columban Missionaries and lay staff who work in Central Administration are located at the Society’s headquarters in Hong Kong and Offices located in the Regions where Columban Missionaries work. Learn more about where we work.