Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WCC Delegation Visits Ukraine to Promote Peace; Three-Day Visit Seeks to Foster Future Harmony

A World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation -- led by the WCC's general secretary Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit -- is visiting Ukraine from March 17 to 20 to explore supporting peace initiatives in the country, the Ecumenical News website reports today (March 17, 2015).

"We hope that this visit can be seen as an expression of how the whole ecumenical family prays and acts together for justice and peace for the people of Ukraine," said Tveit.

"We go together to see, to listen and to discern what our future steps together can be," he added.

The WCC delegation will meet with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, which is the WCC member church in Ukraine, as well as with other churches. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kiev Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) are the other two largest churches in Ukraine.

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