The two founders of Pax Christi International are pictured to the left and right of this paragraph. The Pax Christi movement began in 1945 by a group of French and German Catholics to begin the process of healing and forgiveness of two nations who had fought three wars over the course of seventy years. The movements founding is credited to two individuals: Pierre-Marie Theas, Bishop of Montauban France and Marthe Dortel-Claudot a teacher who also lived in the south of France. The movement spread rapidly and is now in sixty countries throughout the world. For a detailed history of Pax Christi International please visit their official website.
PAX CHRISTI USA IS A SECTION OF PAX CHRISTI INTERNATIONAL, THE CATHOLIC PEACE MOVEMENT.