New Secretary General of World Council of Churches
Lutheran pastor from Norway, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit was elected 7th general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC).
Tveit has been in the past seven years the general secretary of the Church of Norway Council on Ecumenical and International Relations. Otherwise, he was a parish priest in Haram and an army chaiplan.
Members of the electing body of 150 representatives think that now there are conditions for ''a new beginning of work of the WCC", it was made ''a good constructive atmosphere". which have not been enough until now. Tveit greatly impressed the participants with his speech before the elections.