On Saturday 16 July, Sabeel met with the interim World Council of Churches general secretary in Beit Sahour. During the meeting with Reverend Professor Dr. Ioan Sauca, we thanked him for his service. We spoke about the challenges Palestinians face and stressed how important it is for Palestine to remain on the agenda of the WCC. The WCC played an important role in exposing and fighting the apartheid regime in South Africa. But in the case of Palestine, it has played less of a role.
Dr. Sauca, a priest of the Orthodox Church in Romania, has served as Professor of Missiology and Ecumenical Theology at Bossey since 1998 and as its director since 2001. He has served as a WCC deputy general secretary since 2014. WCC is a fellowship of 352 churches from more than 120 countries, representing over 580 million Christians worldwide.