Jean-Marie MONTEL President - Federation of Catholic Media in France Deputy General Manager – Bayard Group   


Jean-Marie Montel is the President of the Federation of Catholic Media in France, which includes all Catholic medias : print (daily, weekly, monthly, magazines...), radio, TV and books.


The FCM organizes every year in Lourdes, in January, the International Days of St. Francis de Sales, in partnership with the Secretariat of Communication of the Holy See, where 350 catholic journalists and editors share on their missions. 


Professionally, he is Deputy General Manager of Bayard Group, a French press group created in 1873 from the Pilgrimage of Lourdes by a catholic congregation, the Augustinians of the Assumption. He is also President of Bayard Inc. USA, a catechetical, book and magazine publisher. 


Bayard is one of the world's leading groups of Catholic publishing, present in twenty countries (Europe, USA, Canada, India, Philippines, China, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast....), and decides to launch several initiatives in African countries (Kenia, Ghana...).  


Aged 50, married with three children, he graduated from Politiques Sciences, and Press Master in Paris.


He began his career as a journalist, and then became in charge of the communication of French Scouts. In 2000, he was missioned for leading the civic information campaigns in France, then became in 2006 director of the publisher of the Catholic weekly named La Vie. In 2013, Jean-Marie Montel joined Bayard to become Director of the Christian Public, then Deputy Director General in 2017.

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