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New Years' ecumenical meeting in Warsaw

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  • Maria Nalewajko
    By Karina Michaluk January 11, the ecumenical meeting took place in the Lutheran Center in Warsaw. It was participated by the representatives of the Churches,
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      By Karina Michaluk

      January 11, the ecumenical meeting took place in the Lutheran Center in
      Warsaw. It was participated by the representatives of the Churches,
      religious associations, state authorities and many other people
      involved in the ecumenical movement in Poland.

      The participants were:
      • father Gustaw Cieślar (Baptist Church),
      • bishop Jerzy Samiec and bishop Janusz Jagucki (Evangelical-Augsburg Church),
      • bishop Edward Puślecki (Evangelical-Methodist Church)
      • bishop Marek Izdebski (Polish Reformed Church)
      • bishop Wiktor Wysoczański (Polish Catholic Church),
      • bishop Ludwik M. Jabłoński and bishop Włodzimierz M. Jaworski (Old Catholic Church) ,
      • metropolitan Sawa and archbishop Jeremiasz (Polish Orthodox Church)
      • apostolic nuncio in Poland archbishop Józef Kowalczyk and the
      President of the Polish Ecumenical Conference Board bishop Tadeusz
      Pikus (roman Catholic Church).
      Among the guests were the President of the Jewish Community Union
      Piotr Kadlčik and the members of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church,
      Evangelical Allianz, departments and commissions of the Polish
      Ecumenical Council, science, media, politicians and many others engaged
      in the ecumenical dialogue. The authorities were represented by the
      speaker of the Senate Bogdan Borusewicz, the commissioner for equal
      treatment Elżbieta Radziszewska, premier in the ministry of education
      Krystyna Szumilas and the premier in the ministry of internal affaires
      Tomasz Siemoniak. The president was represented by his chaplain father
      Roman Indrzejczyk.


      The president of the Polish Ecumenical Council archbishop Jeremiasz
      from the Orthodox Church welcomed all the guests. He presented the
      achievements of the Council in the previous year. Among the most
      important plans for the coming year he mentioned preparation of the
      texts for the Week of Prayer for Unity of Christians in 2012, making
      arrangements for the Euro 2012 championships priestly care,
      reactivation of the commission for the dialogue with government,
      conference about migration in Europe and preparation of the new
      agreement with the ministry of education regarding religion classes.




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