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JWG with the Roman Catholic Church

Among those churches which are not members of the WCC, the most notable is the Roman Catholic Church (RCC). Since 1965 a Joint Working Group, co-sponsored by the WCC and the RCC, has met regularly to discuss issues of common interest and promote cooperation.

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Catholic group welcomed at the WCC

Catholic group welcomed at the WCC

The WCC staff working in the field of inter-religious dialogue and cooperation welcomed in Geneva representatives of the Roman Catholic Church, continuing the practice of regular annual meetings between staff of the Vatican and the WCC.

WCC general secretary calls on churches to work for justice and peace

WCC general secretary calls on churches to work for justice and peace

During a visit to Rome the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit called on the churches to be congregations of peacemakers. Tveit also met with Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church as part of his participation in an event sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.