Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat
General Congregation 35 provided a stimulus for international networking as an apostolic instrument. Following the call to develop "advocacy links of mutual support" (D 3, no. 28), a few international advocacy networks have started functioning and are at different stages of development. The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat has supported, and continues to support, the establishment of these advocacy networks. Fr. General has endorsed this process, as well as a Common Plan of Action formulated to help the leaders of these networks consolidate the process over the next two years. The networks have been encouraged to continue clarifying the lines of accountability with their respective superiors, and to maintain the principle of subsidiarity.