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WCC congratulates Pope John Paul II

15 October 2003

"Wishing to share in the great joy of the Roman Catholic Church as it celebrates the 25th anniversary of John Paul II's pontificate," the World Council of Churches (WCC) today sent a letter to the president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, Cardinal Walter Kasper. Signed by WCC deputy general secretary Mr Georges Lemopoulos, the letter highlights that the pope's ministry has been "rich because of the many initiatives (...) for Christian unity, dialogue between religions, and the defence of social justice and human rights".

The full text of the letter is available (in French) at: