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Press conference on programme of Pope Francis' Ecumenical Pilgrimage to WCC

Press Conference I: 15 May at 12:00 CET on the programme of the Pope’s visit with Fr. Andrzej Choromański of the Roman Catholic Church, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity; Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches; Rev. Dr Charles Morerod, Bishop of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg of the Roman Catholic Church.

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When

15 May 2018

Where

Ecumenical Centre, Geneva

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The landmark visit of Pope Francis to the World Council of Churches on 21 June will be a centrepiece of the ecumenical commemoration of the WCC's 70th anniversary.

Theme:
Ecumenical Pilgrimage
Walking, Praying and Working Together

When:

Press Conference I: 15 May at 12:00 CET on the programme of the Pope’s visit with

Fr Andrzej Choromański, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Roman Catholic Church

Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches

Rev. Dr Charles Morerod, Bishop of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg of the Roman Catholic Church

Moderator: Marianne Ejdersten, WCC director of communication

Press Conference II:  15 May at 1pm CET on security with

Lieutenant-Colonel François Waridel, head of operation of the Geneva Cantonal Police. Mr Waridel will lead the entire police operation during the visit of the Holy Father. He will be accompanied by Major Patrick Puhl, superintendent of the traffic police.

They will mainly talk about the following subjects:

Security measures

  • Risk of disturbances in routes and highways in the Canton.
  • Parking space for pilgrims
  • Presentation of areas that will be closed or will have restricted circulation
  • Police information line
  • Social media

Where:
Ecumenical Centre, the main hall, Geneva, Switzerland

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