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Elected. Martin Junge, 48, a pastor and theologian from Chile, as the eighth general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, Geneva, Switzerland, effective October 2010. Junge will be the first representative from the Latin America and Caribbean region to hold that position, a seven-year term. Since September 2000 he has been area secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean at the LWF Department for Mission and Development. He was president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chile (Iglesia Evangelica Luterana en Chile). He will succeed Ishmael Noko, an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe, who was elected in 1994, becoming the first African to hold the LWF chief executive post.
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Title Annotation:Personalia; Martin Junge
Publication:International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2010
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