Sr. Nadia Coppa has been elected the new president of the International Union of Women Superiors General (IUSG) and to a place on the Assembly’s Board of Directors, whose members will serve until 2025. The election took place just days after the conclusion of the XXII Meeting of the IUSG Plenary Assembly, during which all the superiors participating in the event renewed their commitment to “living synodal vulnerability as leaders.”
“It is a great joy for me to accept this call,” said Sr. Nadia, Superior General of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ since 2017 and one of the 52 Delegates to the IUSG Assembly, held in Rome in May 2022. “I am very grateful for the journey we have made together as superiors in these years,” she said in her acceptance speech, “and it is in the wake of the steps already taken that we will continue to walk together as consecrated women, so as to be a sign of hope and shared life in the Church.” She concluded with the statement: “Our mission is to make vulnerability an opportunity to embrace wounded humanity, welcome each other and walk together. This is what the Church asks of us and what the world wants to see from us as women religious.”
IUSG represents about 600,000 women religious from 80 countries worldwide. Its membership consists of 2000 leaders of Institutes of apostolic women religious.