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Day 11 - Thursday
With prolonged applause
and a standing ovation, participants in the Tenth Assembly of the
Lutheran World Federation (LWF) bid farewell
to Bishop emeritus Dr Christian Krause (right), whose six-year term as LWF
President officially ended July 31.
Krause was elected to the
LWF’s leading position at the 1997 Ninth Assembly in Hong Kong,
China. He was bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Brunswick, Germany, from 1994 to January 2002.
The newly-elected LWF
President, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop
Mark S. Hanson (left, above) expressed deep gratitude for Krause’s leadership.
“You have spent your life being an interpreter, interpreting the
Lutheran communion to the world, listening to the voices of the
world and interpreting those voices for us,” Hanson said amid
Participants in the
LWF Tenth Assembly celebrated the end of the
eleven-day gathering in a Closing Eucharist July
31 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral.
The installation of the new LWF President and Council took place during
the closing worship.
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