Ecumenical Festival Service in Locarno
At the Festival Sunday, August 9 at 11:15, the Council of Christian Churches in Ticino organizes an ecumenical service in the baroque church of Santa Maria Assunta ("Chiesa Nuova"). Representatives of numerous churches will join the event, including those of the Syrian Orthodox Church which embraces quite a number of members in Ticino. The sermon will be held by the bishop of the Old Catholic Church of Switzerland, Rev. Dr. Harald Rein, who is currently also President of the Council of Christian Churches in Switzerland. During the subsequent reception in the small cloister of the church festivaliers and church members have the opportunity to meet the members of the Ecumenical Jury.