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Below is one of a selection articles found in an attempt to gauge the impact in the media of the WCC's 9th Assembly. Since it appeared in an independent publication, this article neither represents nor necessarily reflects the official policy of the World Council of Churches.




WCC faces changing ecumenism


PORTO ALEGRE, BrazilĀ - Calling for renewal and transformation, the moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia, pointed to an increasingly irrelevant institutional form of ecumenism in his opening address to the WCC 9th Assembly on Wednesday.


That institutional form has dominated the work of the WCC in the past and must change, Aram I said. "The present ecumenical landscape, with its new developments and realities, may soon create confusion and disorientation if it is not critically assessed and reordered." (...)