Religion: World Council in Rhodes

In the highceilinged, limestone palace of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem in the Greek city of Rhodes, the policy-making Central Committee of the World Council of Churches gathered last week for its tenth annual meeting. On hand were 72 delegates from 24 countries, plus 36 staff members and 73 observers and guests. But the center of all attention were the delegates of seven Eastern Orthodox member churches and the two observers from Russian Orthodoxy—the first visitors Moscow had allowed to attend a Central Committee meeting. Behind the scenes, a major game...

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