Tag Archives: Luther

‘Blessed are those who work for full communion between Christians,’ says Pope in Mass homily

Francis celebrated Mass with Sweden’s Catholic community Pope Francis pressed his call for Christians to forge greater unity, urging Sweden’s tiny Catholic community on Tuesday to set aside divisions with Lutherans as the two Churches commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Francis celebrated Mass in the Malmo sports stadium, packed with Nordic Catholics

Read more

Pope Francis in Sweden for ‘important ecumenical event’

Francis visited the King and Queen of Sweden ahead of prayer service to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Pope Francis is marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by attending a historic prayer service alongside Sweden’s Lutheran bishops. Francis arrived to applause, hymns and tolling bells at the Lund Cathedral for the start of the

Read more

‘Closeness does us good,’ says Pope ahead of Sweden visit

Pope Francis will take part in ecumenical events to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Pope Francis arrives in Sweden today to take part in events to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Ahead of the trip, Francis said he wanted to focus purely on promoting Christian unity, although in the end, he added

Read more