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Title: Acceptance speech of newly-elected Gen Sec

From "WCC Media" <>
Date Thu, 28 Aug 2003 18:40:34 +0200

World Council of Churches
Press Release 03-29.08e  
For Immediate Use  
28 August 2003	


Acceptance speech of newly-elected  WCC General Secretary now available  

The full text of the acceptance speech of Rev. Dr Sam Kobia, newly elected
general secretary of the World Council of Churches, is now available (only in
English) at: 

Biographical information and a high resolution photo of Dr Kobia is available

Additional photos are available at:	

For further information, please contact the Media Relations Office, tel: +41
(0)22 791 64 21 /61 53


The World Council of Churches (WCC) is a fellowship of churches, now 341, in
more than 100 countries in all continents from virtually all Christian
traditions. The Roman Catholic Church is not a member church but works
cooperatively with the WCC. The highest governing body is the assembly, which
meets approximately every seven years. The WCC was formally inaugurated in
1948 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Its staff is headed by general secretary
Konrad Raiser from the Evangelical Church in Germany.

World Council of Churches
Media Relations Office
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Fax: (41 22) 798 1346

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