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Federal Minister Westerwelle on election of new EKD Council Chairperson

09.11.2010 - Press release

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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