On February 10, 2017, president of ZdK, Prof. Dr. Thomas Sternberg, visited friends in Bratislava. Thomas Sternberg was the guest at the joint meeting of the Forum of Christian Institutions (Fórum kresťanských inštitúcií) with its Chairman Katarina Hulmanova and the Council of the Bishops' Conference of Slovakia for lay and apostolic movements. Katarina Hulmanova also represents Slovak Lay Catholics at the ELF.

The meeting was organized on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of father Joseph Wresinski, the initiator of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. It was a really intensive moment of deepening the international contacts with politicians and church representatives.

There is a report in Slovakian on the Webpage of FKI fki.sk or in German at www.zdk.de.