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21 June 2000

On the occasion of Geneva 2000, Kofi Annan will attend the service of worship held in Saint-Pierre Cathedral on Sunday 25 June

cf. WCC Press Release, PR-00-18, of 20 June 2000

On the occasion of the extraordinary session of the United Nations General Assembly on social development, the secretary-general of the United Nations Organization, Kofi Annan, and Abbé Pierre will attend a service to be held in Saint-Pierre Cathedral, Geneva, on Sunday 25 June, at 10 a.m. This service will be organized in close cooperation with the World Council of Churches (WCC) and will be attended in a spirit of solidarity and prayer by representatives of the Protestant, Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Baha'i communities, and other religious congregations present in Geneva.

During the service those present will share in a solemn reading of the Geneva Spiritual Appeal addressed to the world's decision-makers on 24 October 1999, by a number of prominent international personalities from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.

For further information, please contact:

John Grinling, Information Officer, Eglise nationale protestante de Genève Tel: (+41.22) 311.85.33

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The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches, now 337, in more than 100 countries in all continents from virtually all Christian traditions. The Roman Catholic Church is not a member church but works cooperatively with the WCC. The highest governing body is the assembly, which meets approximately every seven years. The WCC was formally inaugurated in 1948 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Its staff is headed by general secretary Konrad Raiser from the Evangelical Church in Germany.