The World Council of Churches (WCC) delivered a memorial message at a service held 28 May at the Monastery of Timios Prodromos, Akritochori, Greece, marking one year since the death of Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima, former WCC vice moderator.
World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay expressed deep concern about the ongoing ethnic and communal violence which flared up last week in India’s north-eastern State of Manipur.
Letter of Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay, general secretary of the World Council of Churches to His Holiness PORFIRIJE, Serbian Orthodox Church, expressing deep sadness and shock at the tragedy that occurred at the Vladislav Ribnikar primary school in Belgrade.
World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay expressed solidarity and extended prayers on behalf of the WCC in the wake of a shooting at a Belgrade school that left at least nine dead.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is deeply saddened by the sudden escalation of conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of Sudan's transitional governing Sovereign Council, and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led by General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.
The World Council of Churches joins the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Custody of the Holy Land, and Armenian Patriarchate in expressing serious concern about the restrictions imposed by the Israel Police on the celebration of the ceremony of Holy Fire, in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on the forthcoming Holy Saturday.
In a letter to the Presbyterian Church (USA), World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay extended condolences in the wake of a shooting at the Old National Bank in Louisville, Kentucky—just blocks away from the church offices.