World Council of Churches Formed in Amsterdam

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The World Council of Churches is formed in Amsterdam by delegates from 147 churches and 45 countries who have assembled to merge the Faith and Order Movement and Life and Work Movement.

The Council has existed on a provisional basis for the past year, but the official creation has been delayed because of World War II.

Representatives from the Roman Catholic Church have been invited, but none attend — in June the Holy See declared that no Catholic would be permitted to take part at this conference.

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