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14.05.05 09:18 Age: 7 yrs

WCC General Secretary Kobia Head Visits Church of Greece

The head of the World Council of Churches spoke with members of the 12-person Holy Synod of the Church of Greece and other hierarchs this week in a meeting that coincided with the one of the largest gatherings of church representatives and mission organisations in the 21st century.

During the meeting to discuss progress in WCC-Orthodox relations and other issues, WCC general secretary the Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia expressed the "deep gratitude" of the Council for the invitation of the Church of Greece to host the conference, and for the "splendid welcome" of the Holy Synod.

"First, I would like to express my deep gratitude for the kind invitation extended a few years ago to the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism," Kobia said in his address to His Beatitude Archbishop Christodoulos and the Church of Greece. "Today, this invitation has been materialized through the generous hospitality offered by the Church of Greece to some 700 participants in the World Conference on Mission and Evangelism, now being held in the premises of Aghios Andreas." (…)