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Pope Francis to visit the World Council of Churches

The landmark visit of Pope Francis to the WCC on 21 June will cap celebrations of the ecumenical legacy as WCC is marking its 70th anniversary.
Pope Francis to visit the World Council of Churches

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When

21 - 21 June 2018 21 June 2018

Where

Geneva, Switzerland

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The landmark visit of Pope Francis to the WCC on 21 June will cap celebrations of the ecumenical legacy as WCC is marking its 70th anniversary.

When:
Thursday, 21 June 2018

Theme:
Ecumenical Pilgrimage
Walking, Praying and Working Together

Where:
Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

Resources:
For more information regarding the visit to the WCC -

WCC press release of 2 March 2018: Pope Francis to visit the World Council of Churches this summer

Information on the visit from the Diocese of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg

For the public:
More information will be published in the end of May.

For media:
Press conference at the Ecumenical Centre in the end of May to present the programme.

Media accreditation will open in May 2018.

Contact: media@wcc-coe.org

The 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches in 2018 is an opportunity to mark the achievements of the past 70 years in working for Christian unity and action, and to look to the challenges ahead as a fellowship of churches responding to God’s call for unity, mission, justice and peace. This event is part of a series of anniversary celebrations taking place in various locations throughout the year.