Candles at the alter of the Ecumenical centre Chapel

The Orthodox leader died on 9 February at the age of 94.

He was buried yesterday in Asmara at a monastery to which he belonged. A large crowd gathered at the burial site, many of whom had traveled long distances on foot, according to reports.

The WCC central committee is meeting via videoconference 9-15 February to prepare for the WCC 11th Assembly, address business matters, and strengthen the WCC fellowship through sharing and prayer.

WCC central committee mourns lives lost, celebrates gift of their legacy (WCC news release, 9 February 2022)

WCC member churches in Eritrea

WCC central committee meeting 2022