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WCC delegation to visit churches in Ukraine

16 March 2015

A World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation led by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit will visit Ukraine from 17 to 20 March to explore how the international ecumenical community may best support churches in Ukraine so that they can contribute to the search for peace in this country.

“We hope that this visit can be seen as an expression of how the whole ecumenical family prays and acts together for justice and peace for the people of Ukraine,” said Tveit. “We will go together to see, to listen and to discern what our future steps together can be,” he added

The programme of the delegation includes meetings and discussions with the leadership of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) which is the WCC member church in Ukraine, as well as with representatives of other churches and religious communities in Ukraine, and encounters with high-ranking Ukrainian political leaders.

Read full text of WCC the statement on Ukraine ceasefire agreement

WCC works with Ukrainian churches for peace (WCC news release of 17 December 2014)

WCC Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace