Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   17 August 2022

Karekin II heads World Council of Churches

Karekin II heads World Council of Churches

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 4, ARMENPRESS: The delegates of the 10th assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan, South Korea unanimously elected His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians to become the President of the World Council of Churches. The Press Service of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin informed Armenpress that Karekin II will head the Council for the coming eight years.  
In the framework of the 10th assembly of the World Council of Churches held in Busan, South Korea, on October 31 His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians met with the representative of the Hungarian Catholic Church and the secretary general of the Hungarian Council of Churches. The Press Service of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin informed Armenpress that during the meeting the parties discussed the issue related to the extradition of the Azerbaijani assassin Ramil Safarov by the Hungarian authorities to Azerbaijan. His Holiness Karekin II stated with pain that the incident put a shadow on the Armenian-Hungarian relations, adding that such phenomena are unacceptable. In their turn the representatives of the Hungarian churches condemned the step made by the authorities. During the meeting the delegation of the Hungarian churches expressed their readiness to assist the events to be held by the Armenian Church ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.  
 
Earlier it was reported that His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, extended his message to 4000 assembly participants during the opening ceremony blessing of the 10th assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan, South Korea. Before offering his message on the occasion of the assembly, His Holiness greeted the WCC 10th assembly participants, conveying the 1700 year old blessings of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin for their mission of illuminating each corner of the world with Christ's light. His Holiness Karekin II also extended his blessings to the hospitable country of Korea and its people.








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