CEC Celebrates life of renowned ecumenist: Rev. Dr Philip Potter 1921-2015

1 April, 2015

Photo: WCC

Press Release No: 15/13
1 April 2015

The Rev. Dr Philip Potter, third general secretary of the World Council of Churches, died yesterday at the age of 93. The Conference of European Churches received news of his death with sadness, and mourns this significant loss for the worldwide ecumenical community. Potter served the WCC as general secretary from 1972 to 1984 and will be fondly remembered for his solidarity with churches around the world in their work for justice and peace.

"All of us in the ecumenical movement are indebted to the faithful work carried out before us," remarked CEC General Secretary Guy Liagre. "Rev. Dr Philip Potter was a pillar of the ecumenical community. His faithful contributions continue to shape our work for Christian unity here in Europe and beyond these borders."

For a fuller account of Rev. Dr Potter's life and ministry, please visit the World Council of Churches website.

For more information, please contact:

Erin Green
Communication Coordinator
Conference of European Churches

Rue Joseph II, 174 B-1000 Bruxelles
Tel. +32 2 234 68 42
Fax +32 2 231 14 13
E-mail: eeg@cec-kek.be
Website: www.ceceurope.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ceceurope
Twitter: @ceceurope

The Conference of European Churches (CEC) is a fellowship of some 114 Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Old Catholic Churches from all countries of Europe, plus 40 national council of churches and organisations in partnership. CEC was founded in 1959. It has offices in Brussels and Strasbourg.
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