Pope Francis: You can’t defend Christianity by being ‘against refugees and other religions’

The Pope told pilgrims that the sin Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy Meeting a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis said he does not like “the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions.” “This is not something… Continue reading Pope Francis: You can’t defend Christianity by being ‘against refugees and other religions’

Luther himself affirmed Mary’s perpetual virginity. It’s a shame that many Protestants now reject it

The Reformers understood that Mary’s status protects Christian beliefs about Jesus Which famous theologian wrote the following? I firmly believe that Mary, according to the words of the Gospel as a pure Virgin, brought forth for us the Son of God, and in childbirth and after childbirth forever remained a pure, intact Virgin.  No, it’s… Continue reading Luther himself affirmed Mary’s perpetual virginity. It’s a shame that many Protestants now reject it

‘A haunting glimpse of what we lost’: Virgin and Child returns to England after 600 years

Masterpiece that survived the Reformation is now on display at the British Museum A medieval Virgin and Child that survived the ravages of the Reformation has returned to England for the first time in 600 years The alabaster statue, thought to have been made around 1350 in the Midlands, is hailed as a masterpiece and… Continue reading ‘A haunting glimpse of what we lost’: Virgin and Child returns to England after 600 years

Catholics join Lutherans to find common ground for the Reformation's 500th anniversary

In a joint declaration signed for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Catholic and Lutheran leaders apologized for division in the Church and pledged to work for greater unity. “Fifty years of sustained and fruitful ecumenical dialogue between Catholics and Lutherans have helped us to overcome many differences, and have deepened our mutual understanding and… Continue reading Catholics join Lutherans to find common ground for the Reformation's 500th anniversary

Pope Francis to Visit Sweden to Observe her Reformation Commemoration

The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) and the LWF, has confirmed that the Holy Father will be visiting Sweden for a joint ecumenical commemoration of the state of Reformation that will take place on 31st October, 2016. Leading the commemoration will be the  Pope Francis, LWF President Bishop Dr Munib Younan and General Secretary… Continue reading Pope Francis to Visit Sweden to Observe her Reformation Commemoration