WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit with Patriarch Abune Matthias in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2013.

01 February 2017

The World Council of Churches welcomes

His Holiness Abune Matthias I, Patriarch of  Ethiopia, Echegue of the See of St. Teklehaimanot,

at his first official visit to the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.

We are pleased to invite you to participate at this event of historic significance to the ecumenical movement. On the momentous occasion the Patriarch will greet the WCC, church leaders, local churches and general public addressing issues currently facing Ethiopia’s faith communities.

Please join us for this important event:

When: 10 February 2017; 15:00 -16:30, followed by an aperitif

Where: Ecumenical Centre, Visser ’t Hooft Hall, 150 route de Ferney, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland

Livestreaming: www.youtube.com/user/WCCworld

Media contacts: Please contact WCC director of communication Marianne Ejdersten: mej@wcc-coe.org, +41 79 507 63 63