Rev. Dr Jerry Pillay (Presbyterian Church) Beats Dr Elizabeth Joy (Malankara Orthodox Church) to Become the New WCC General Secretary

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OCP News Service – 17/6/22

Geneva-Switzerland: Rev Dr Jerry Pillay of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa has beaten Dr Elizabeth Joy to become the new (World Council of Churches) WCC General Secretary. Dr Jerry Pillay is the 8th General Secretary of WCC since its founding in 1948. He serves as the dean of the Faculty of Theology and Religion (University of Pretoria). Dr Jerry has earlier served as the president of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) for seven years.

He will succeed the outgoing and acting General Secretary Rev. Prof Dr Ioan Sauca (Romanian Orthodox Church and will take charge of the office on the 1st of Jan 2023.

OCP News Service

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