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Focolarini Mourn Helmut Nicklas

MUNICH, Germany, AUG. 20, 2007 ( Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement, expressed her sorrow at the death of Helmut Nicklas of the German Evangelical Church, saying he passionately spent his life for unity.

A Focolare press release said the role Nicklas played in promoting communion among Christian confessions was decisive.

He died Aug. 12 at age 68.

Nicklas was one of the two delegates of the German Evangelical Church invited to the congress that preceded the meeting of movements and new communities with Benedict XVI, on the eve of Pentecost, 2006.

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