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World Council of Churches Asembly in Busan, South Korea, closes with a call to promote Peace and to work for Unity of the Believers of Christ



The World Council of Churches, the WCC, concluded its 10th assembly on Friday, November 8th, in the South Korean city of Busan. The assembl opened on 30th October. It is the highest governing body of the World Council of Churches, and meets every seven years. It has the mandate to review programs and determine the overall policies of the World Council of Churches, as well as to elect presidents and a Central Committee that oversees the council's work until the next assembly. Along with the member churches, partner organizations and other churches were invited at the event. The Catholic Church was represented by the President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch. The World Council of Churches was established in 1948 and since then it has held ten assemblies two of which in Africa, that is, in Nairobi, Kenya in 1975 and in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1998. Philippa Hitchen was there and she filed the following report. RealAudioMP3




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