Bishop Younan Meets with German President Wulff

Boy in classroom at Talitha Kumi Evangelical Lutheran School (ELCJHL)

BEIT JALA, November 30, 2010 – German President Christian Wulff met with the Rev. Dr. Munib A. Younan, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) and President of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) on his recent visit to Bethlehem.

President Wulff and Bishop Younan together spent time visiting Talitha Kumi Evangelical Lutheran School, one of the four schools of the ELCJHL, which has a strong partnership with the Berliner Missionswerke (BMW). President Wulff congratulated Younan on his election to President of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and thanked him for his partnership with the BMW at Talitha Kumi School.

President Wulff visited the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem’s Old City before visiting Talitha Kumi School, and was schedule to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas later in the day.