Catholic Church represented at WCC Central Committee meeting

16 Feb 2022

The Central Committee meeting of the World Council of Churches (WCC) held online from 9‒15 February 2022 was attended by Reverend Andrzej Choromanski, staff member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity responsible for multilateral relations.

The video conference was convened to prepare the 11th WCC Assembly, scheduled for the first week of September 2022 in Karlsruhe, Germany, on the theme “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity.” The Central Committee agenda also included reports from different programmatic areas of WCC activities, as well as discussion on current challenges relating to the governance of the institution during the time of the pandemic. The meeting gathered more than 200 participants, comprising representatives of the member churches, ecumenical partners, and WCC staff.

The Central Committee, elected by the Assembly from among its delegates and serving as the chief governing body of the WCC until the next Assembly, meets every two years. Not being a member of the WCC, the Catholic Church is represented by an official adviser appointed by the PCPCU on the invitation of the Secretary General.