Two women sit in conversation on a bench in a park.

Moderator of the World Council of Churches central committee Dr Agnes Abuom (left) and Rev. Prof. Dr h.c. Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel (right).


“We gather to thank God for long service and bid you goodbye,” said Abuom. “We sincerely  appreciated and are grateful for your ministry that has touched many lives across the world.”

Abuom reflected that Füllkrug-Weitzel’s commitment to the ecumenical movement has been unwavering, and thanked her for “believing in the WCC’s vision.”

Among many cherished gifts, Füllkrug-Weitzel offered “unrelenting support, accompaniment and quality partnership,” said Abuom. “Your ministry of presence as a pastor with a collar and a woman leader provided symbols of hope, power, and encouragement.”

Abuom added: “Allow me to conclude by affirming that, even in adverse situations, your strength, courage and resilience is inspired and sustained by hope and faith in the God of life.”

Farewell greetings to Rev. Prof. Dr h.c. Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel by Dr Agnes Abuom

Letter by WCC Acting General Secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca to Rev. Prof. Dr h.c. Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel

On 29 May at 11 am CET a festive service and subsequent greetings will be livestreamed from St. Elisabeth Church, Berlin, at