1946-2006: Collaboration with IYCS
At the 25th World Congress of Pax Romana in September of 1946, in Fribourg, the International Young Catholic (Christian) Students (IYCS) was founded. Although YCS groups, inspired by the Catholic Action methodology of the Belgium priest (later Cardinal) Joseph Cardijn had existed for many years, there was no formal international coordination. As a number of those groups had links with Pax Romana, the movement invited these groups to organize a program in conjunction with the Congress. Since then, IYCS and Pax Romana have had a close and dynamic working relationship.