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Friday, 11 September 2009

Norwegian Priest to Head the World Council of Churches

A Norwegian theologian, the Revd Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has been elected General Secretary of the World Council of Churches on 27 August by the WCC Central Committee. Dr Tveit is presently the General Secretary of the Church of Norway Couuncil of Ecumenical and International Relations. Anglicans in the Diocese in Europe welcome this appointment, as Dr Tveit is a priest of the Church of Norway, a Church in communion with ours through the Porvoo Agreement, and a close friend of the Church of England. I was able to extend the best wishes of our diocese to Dr Tveit when we were together at a recent meeting. (In the picture is also Dame Mary Tanner, a Church of England theologian and president of the WCC).

The Norwegian theologian succeeds the Revd Dr Samuel Kobia, a Methodist from Kenya, who stands down at the end of 2009. More information about Dr Tveit can be found here.

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