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Appointed. Olav Fykse Tveit, 48, Norwegian theologian and pastor, as seventh general secretary of the World Council of Churches. Tveit will be the youngest general secretary since Willem A. Visser 't Hooft, who led the WCC while it was in process of formation and following its founding assembly in 1948. Since 2002, Tveit has been general secretary of the Church of Norway Council on Ecumenical and International Relations. An ordained Church of Norway pastor, he was a parish priest in Haram, More Diocese (1988-91), and an army chaplain during his compulsory year of national service (1987-88). Tveit is a member of the WCC Faith and Order Plenary Commission and the board of directors and executive committee of the Christian Council of Norway. He will replace outgoing general secretary Samuel Kobia, from the Methodist Church in Kenya.
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Title Annotation:Personalia; Olav Fykse Tveit
Publication:International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2010
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