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Document 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council
Greetings of the WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, to the Synod of Bishops XIII Ordinary General Assembly on 7-28 October 2013 in Rome: The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith and at the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council, the 20th anniversary of the publication of The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the opening of the Year of Faith on 11 October 2013 delivered by H.E. Archbishop and Metropolitan Dr Nifon of Targoviste.
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Document 52nd Annual Session - Progressive National Baptist Convention
Greetings by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, to the 52nd Annual Session of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Detroit, Michigan, USA, 8 August 2013.
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Document 65th anniversary of 1st atomic bombings
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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Document 68th anniversary of atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Public comment by the WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
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Document 100th anniversary of Evangelischer Pressedienst (epd)
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Document 100th anniversary of Nathan Söderblom’s consecration as Archbishop of Uppsala
Message from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to Archbishop Antje Jackelén of the Church of Sweden, marking 100 years since Nathan Söderblom was consecrated as Archbishop of Uppsala.
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Document 200th anniversary of the University of Oslo
The Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, spoke at the University of Oslo in the context of a series of presentations on justice, peace and the role of religion in global perspective marking the university's 200th anniversary.
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Document “The Love of Christ Compels Us”: Sermon of the WCC General Secretary in Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam
“The Love of Christ Compels Us”: Sermon of the WCC General Secretary Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam on 23 August 2018
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Document 1700th Anniversary of Edict of Milan
Message to Serbian church leaders on 1700th anniversary celebrations of Roman Emperor Constantine’s Edict of Milan, 3 October 2013.
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Document 2011 Nobel Peace Prize
In a statement published on Friday 7 October, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, formally acknowledged the commitment and achievements of the three women who are to be awarded this year's Nobel prize for peace. It was announced on Friday morning that the prize will be shared by Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Roberta Gwobee of Liberia and Yemeni woman's rights activist Tawakkul Karman.
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