YEREVAN, November 4. / ARKA /. Head of the Armenian Apostolic Church (AAC), Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II was elected Chairman of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Holy See of Etchmiadzin said in an official statement, posted in Facebook.
It said Catholicos Karekin II was elected unanimously in the South Korean city of Busan at the 10th assembly of the WCC for the next eight years.
The presidium of the WCC includes eight people. Their mission is to encourage interfaith and ecumenical relations, human rights, justice and peace, the statement says.
The World Council of Churches is an international ecumenical organization founded in 1948. It consists of about 350 Christian churches in more than 100 countries, representing hundreds of millions of Christian. -0-