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Nigerian clergy appointed World Bishops’ Council envoy to Africa

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A renowed missionary, Dr. Godspower Akandu, has been appointed as the new World Bishops’ Council (WBC), World Federation of Churches (WFC) and World Clergies Congress Nuncio (Ambassador Extraordinary) to Africa.

He was also elected as the sole African representative in the 12-member executive College of the highest decision-making organ of the three world bodies.

He replaces the late Archbishop Alfred Adefolarin Adelekan, the late Arch Prelate of the International House of Prayer, who died in the United States (US) after a lengthy Africa tour.

According to a statement issued yesterday by Bishop Seun Adeoye, who was also picked as the bodies’ Director of Publicity in the continent, Akandu’s appointment was ratified at the global patriarchal conference held recently in Springfield, Massachusetts, presided over by the WBCs International President, Archbishop Timothy Paul.

Founded in 1997, WBC, with its international headquarters at New York, is the largest ecumenical council of Christian bishops, churches and clerics, contending for unity in the faith with representatives in all the continent of the world.

In his acceptance speech, Akandu urged Africans to be more prayerful, loving, dedicated to God, ensure peaceful co-existence and eschew violence, extremism, hate speeches and maintain an egalitarian society.


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