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Message to the Focolare movement group from Montet

It is a joy for me to greet you on behalf of the of the World Council of Churches and to welcome  you to the  annual gathering with the WCC fellowship. This time we are not able to meet in person, but online. I would like to share some words of gratitude to the work you are doing and to your strong commitment to the ecumenical movement.

General Secretary

WCC Christmas message 2020

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. For see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Messiah. — Luke 2:10-11

The child in the manger, in its vulnerability, is an image of fragile hope, the beginning of a new story that will culminate in the gift of life and salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. There have been and there are today many reasons to be afraid and to live in despair. In the most difficult days of history, Christians have time and again found consolation and hope in the good news of Jesus Christ that begins with the birth of the Saviour in Bethlehem.

General Secretary