U.N. Recognizes Discalced Carmelites as NGO

ROME, JUNE 18, 2001 (Zenit.org).- The Order of Discalced Carmelites has been recognized by the U.N. Public Information Department Committee as a nongovernmental organization.

Carmelite Fathers Aloysius Deeney and Ernesto Zielonka will represent the order at the United Nations.

The United Nations has already recognized branches of the Franciscan family, and the Dominicans´ and Passionists´ Justice and Peace Commission as NGOs.