The journalists, members of the european catholic network of liturgical broadcastings producers, came from across Europe, hailing from Paris, Brussels, France, Lugano and Lausanne.
Fabien Hunenberger, head of Cath-Info, a company based in Lausanne which is working in close cooperation with Radio Télévision Suisse, said it was interesting to have such an explanation of what the WCC is doing. “The conversation with Rev. Dr Odair Pedroso Mateus gave us an insight into the WCC’s agenda: coping with the tense situation created by the Ukrainian conflict and electing a new general secretary,” said Hunenberger.
The journalists also said they gained insight into the WCC’s spirituality—a point they said was seldom referred to in media coverage.
“WCC staff raised our awareness of the communication challenges that the WCC is facing: diversity of languages, number of time zones, connection with the UN, and reaching out to younger people,” said Hunenberger. “Finally yet importantly, we were provided useful information about this year’s WCC 11th Assembly in Germany.”