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WCC logoWorld Council of Churches

Founded in 1948, the World Council of Churches is a fellowship of 345 Protestant and Orthodox Christian churches in 110 countries.

1958 WCC MeetingMeeting in Denmark in August 1958, the WCC continued efforts to incorporate the Russian Orthodox Church into membership.

Left: Bishop Otto Dibelius of Berlin-Brandenburg, World Council of Churches president, preaches in the Cathedral of Odense, Denmark, at WCC's 10th anniversary service on August 24, 1958.

WCC Central Committee, 1959Right: The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches -- Chairman Franklin C. Fry, United States; Dr. D.T. Niles, Ceylon; Metropolitan Parthenios, Egypt; and Rev. Peter Dagadu, Ghana -- met in Greece in 1959.

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