Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), has issued a statement on behalf of the Council hailing the historic meeting of Pope Francis, pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, and Patriarch Kirill, primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.The two leaders met on 12 February in Havana, Cuba.
On 8 February, the WCC convened a strategy meeting between principals and senior staff of the ACT Alliance, Anglican Alliance, Caritas Internationalis, Globethics, Lutheran World Federation and WCC, to discuss communication and collaboration in policy engagement, advocacy and action.
After a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan on 6 February, the WCC offered condolences and expressed its support for relief efforts underway.
08 February - 01 May 2016 Seven Weeks for Water
22 - 26 February 2016 Mission in Secularized Contexts
28 February - 01 March 2016 Religion and Violence Prevention in the Americas
29 - 31 March 2016 Regional Ecumenical Workshop on Advocacy for Peace
15 - 22 May 2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
29 May - 11 June 2016 Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity
22 - 28 June 2016 Central Committee meeting