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Martin Blöcher

Condolence letter to Rev. Christoph Anders, Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany

05 August 2014

To Rev. Christoph Anders
Director/Head of Latin America/Caribbean Desk
Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany

Dear Christoph,
Thank you for sharing the sad news of the parting of Martin Blöcher. We knew Martin as a friend with great ecumenical commitment, international experience and a generous heart for people and churches in need. I am personally grateful for his competent and forward-looking accompaniment of the WCC, helping to solve the severe crisis of the pension fund through the re-development of the Ecumenical Centre and its surrounding property. The transformation of the Ecumenical Centre into a “green village” in the future will always remind us of Martin’s important role in this project. Indeed, I personally got to appreciate his friendship and his very constructive approach to the challenges we were facing together.
Please convey our heartfelt sympathy to the leadership of the Northern Church, the EMW, and to Martin’s family. His death is a great loss for all of us.
Yours in the name of Christ,
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
General secretary