Mr. President

Dr George Barton QC of Wellington was elected President of the United Bible Societies (UBS) at its World Assembly in Newport, Wales. Barton led the NZ Bible Society from 1966 to 1998, and was vice-president of the UBS prior to assuming the presidency last month. It is the first time a NZ native has ever been elected to head the global organization. He will serve as president for six years.


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