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WCC general secretary reappointed to five year term

The Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit has been appointed to a second five-year term as general secretary of the World Council of Churches

The Church of Norway’s the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit has been appointed to a second five-year term as general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) at the 3 July 2014 meeting of the WCC Central Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Tveit (53), who has served as general secretary since January 2010 called his appointment a “great privilege” and a “continuation of a meaningful journey”. He said that the last five years have been the “most blessed years, offering opportunities, challenges and accomplishments in his work with the churches”. A statement released last week by the WCC said Dr. Tveit had played an active role in strengthening global church relations, while contributing to churches’ work for the cause of justice and peace. Before being appointed as the WCC general secretary, he served as general secretary of the Church of Norway Council on Ecumenical and International Relations, as well as being a member of the WCC’s Faith and Order Plenary Commission and also the board of directors and executive committee of the Christian Council of Norway.

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