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Federal Minister Westerwelle on election of new EKD Council Chairperson


Following the election of Praeses Nikolaus Schneider as Chairperson of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement:

"I congratulate Nikolaus Schneider on his election. The new EKD Council Chairperson is a committed Christian who on numerous occasions has taken a stand on major issues facing our society. It is important for German society to hear what Evangelical Christians have to say. I therefore wish Praeses Schneider the drive and stamina he will need for his new and weighty responsibilities.”

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