Nothing has been decided yet. The organizers have been in close consultation with the City of Frankfurt for a long time. As reported in the FAZ, the discussions will continue intensively during the coming days. Those responsible at ÖKT understand the difficult situation of all decision-makers in the city of Frankfurt at the moment. The inviting city itself confirms its great interest in the ÖKT, which it is supporting in its preparation to the best of its ability and with which it is looking for responsible solutions in the face of the corona-virus pandemic. The 3rd ÖKT is therefore working intensively in its committees and organization on concepts jointly supported by the city. The public is of course being informed continuously about the results of these deliberations. For their part, the inviting churches continue to work for the success of a 3rd ÖKT.

The signatories of the statement are Bettina Limperg, President of DEKT and the Ecumenical Church Congress Prof. Dr. Thomas Sternberg, President of the ZdK and the Ecumenical Church Congress Dr. Georg Bätzing, Bishop of the Diocese of Limburg Dr. Dr. hc Volker Jung, Church President of the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau Peter Feldmann, Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt Uwe Becker, Mayor and City Treasurer of the City of Frankfurt.