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Christian disunity a scandal pope says

GENEVA (CNS): “Our differences must not be excuses,” Pope Francis said, as he addressed a gathering of Christian leaders at headquarters of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, Switzerland on June 21, noting that as Christ’s disciples, Christians can still pray together, evangelise and serve others.
 
He said that not only God, but today’s broken, divided world is begging for unity among Christians.
 

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An historic visit to China

BEIJING (AsiaNews): Reverend Olav Fykse Tveit, the secretary general of the World Council of Churches (WCC), has been on what has been deemed an historic trip to China. 
 
Reverend Fyske has been in the country since January 7 together with the WCC president for Asia, Reverend Sang Chang along with the programme executive for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation, Reverend Peniel Rajumkar.
 

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A glimpse at xenophobia and populism in Asia

VATICAN (AsiaNews): A symposium on Xenophobia and Populism promoted by the World Council of Churches and the Vatican Dicastery for Integral Human Development in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity was opened on December 13 by Peter Cardinal Turkson and Pastor Olav Fykse Tveit, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches.
 

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