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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.




Catholic Group to Attend World-Council Assembly


VATICAN CITY, FEB. 10, 2006 (Zenit.org).- A Catholic delegation will attend the 9th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches, to be held Feb. 14-23 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

It marks the first time that the World Council will hold its assembly in Latin America. The theme of the event is "God, in Your Grace, Transform the World." More than 700 official delegates from 340 member churches of the World Council will participate.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, will attend the opening session of the assembly, and convey a message of greeting from Benedict XVI. (...)