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 His Holiness, the Most Rev Dr Rufus Okikiola Ositelu Elected President of WCC for Africa

 His Holiness, the Most Rev Dr Rufus Okikiola Ositelu Elected President of WCC for Africa

The Archbishop, His Grace Emmanuel Tamba Kongoh and Membership of the Church of the Lord Aladura (CLA), Sierra Leone joined member Churches around the World to congratulate the Primate of The Church of the Lord Aladura (TCLA) Worldwide – His Holiness, The Most Rev. Dr. Rufus Okikiola Olubiyi OSITELU for being elected as President of the World Council of Churches (WCC) for Africa by delegates at the 11th WCC General Assembly on the 5th of September 2022 in Karlsruhe Germany.

Dr. Ositelu is the first African from an African Instituted Church and the first head of Church in Nigeria to occupy the exalted and esteemed position of WCC President for Africa since it was formed in Amsterdam Netherlands in 1948. He is the incumbent and fourth Primate of The Church of the Lord Aladura (TCLA) Worldwide, a great ecumenist, he was the former Vice President of the Christian Council of Nigeria.(CCN). He has also served successfully as a member of WCC central committee – the highest decision making body of the WCC. The Church of The Lord Aladura, one of the very first African Instituted Churches to be admitted as a member of WCC about six decades ago.

As a visionary Leader, he has taken TCL to greater heights.

Other regions with newly elected Presidents include Asia, Caribean and Latin America, Europe, North America, Pacific, Eastern orthodox and Oriental orthodox. The WCC is a fellowship of 352 member churches in over one hundred and twenty (120) countries representing over five hundred and sixty (560) million Christians all over the world. It was formed to work for the reunion of all Christian churches and to establish a united Christian presence in the world. The 11th General Assembly with the theme: “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity” started on the 31 of August 2022 and ended on the 8 of September 2022 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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