World Council of Churches

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WCC welcomes meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill for unity and peace

WCC welcomes meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill for unity and peace

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.

WCC convenes strategic meeting on sustainable development goals

WCC convenes strategic meeting on sustainable development goals

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.

WCC offers condolences in wake of Taiwan earthquake

WCC offers condolences in wake of Taiwan earthquake

After a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan on 6 February, the WCC offered condolences and expressed its support for relief efforts underway.