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First woman and African moderator elected to the WCC Central Committee

(Agnes Abuom, new moderator of the WCC Central Committee at the WCC assembly in Busan.) 08 November 2013 In one of their first decisions as the Central Committee for the World Council of Churches, the newly installed 150-member committee made … Continue reading

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Anglican, Oriental Orthodox leaders lament Christian persecution

(Members of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission at the meeting hosted at Hampton Court in England. Photo: Neil Vigers/ACNS) Anglican and Oriental Orthodox Church leaders who met at the historic Hampton Court, London, over the weekend shared not only prayer, … Continue reading

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Ecumenical Patriarch decries persecution of Christians in Middle East

18 September 2013 Finland: Speaking at an ecumenical gathering during a pastoral visit to Finland, Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople decried the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. “One of these crucial challenges is undoubtedly the rise of so-called … Continue reading

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Church leaders urge release of abducted Syrian bishops

09 September 2013 VIENNA (Reuters) – A group formed to foster ties between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches appealed on Monday for the release of two prominent Syrian bishops still missing after their abduction in Aleppo province in April. … Continue reading

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