In an audience with Pope Francis in the Vatican, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit stressed the significance of Christian unity. He also expressed appreciation for Pope Francis’s call to pray for peace in Syria and his call for churches to remember the poor, encouraging Christians to work for economic justice.
Young adults from Asian churches are invited to participate in a two-week-long training programme of the WCC called Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity (YATRA). The project is aimed at promoting and strengthening religious harmony.
The WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has congratulated new leaders of the South African Council of Churches, elected recently at its Triennial Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, 25 to 26 February.