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Pope commits to working with World Council of Churches


Pope Benedict XVI has pledged to continue working with the World Council of Churches - the world's biggest church grouping - in promoting Christian unity.

"We look forward to continuing this journey of hope and promise, as we intensify our endeavours towards reaching that day when Christians are united in proclaiming the Gospel message of salvation for all," said Pope Benedict in a message to the WCC's ninth assembly which opened in Porto Alegre yesterday.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, the president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, delivered the papal message at the opening session of the WCC meeting.

In it the Pope points to 40 years of "fruitful collaboration" between the WCC and the Vatican, and asks that "we intensify our endeavors toward reaching that day when Christians are united in proclaiming the Gospel message of salvation to all."

The WCC meeting has brought together 700 official delegates representing 340 different Christian denominations of the group, which has its headquarters in Geneva. The WCC holds a general assembly every seven years. The last such meeting was in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 1998. This is the first time the WCC has held its assembly in Latin America.

SOURCE
Pope to work with World Council of Churches for Christian unity (Ecumenical News International 14/2/06)
Papal salute to World Council of Churches (Catholic World News 14/2/06)

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World Council of Churches | Assembly
Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

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15 Feb 2006