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Pope meets with leaders of World Council of Churches

August 25, 2017

Pope Francis met on August 25 with leaders of the World Council of Churches (WCC): the general secretary, Rev. Olav Fykse Tvelt; and the central committee moderator, Agnes Abuom.

Speaking with reporters after the encounter, Rev. Tvelt said that it had been a “very constructive and fruitful meeting.” He said that the talks had centered on questions of economic justice, climate change, and peacekeeping efforts. He said that the WCC leaders had joined the Pope in a prayer for unity and reconciliation, and had agreed to work for another meeting next year.


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