Speaking to a delegation of pilgrims led by Lutheran Archbishop Kari Makinen of Turku, Pope Francis shared a special message, in which he quoted Martin Luther. According to the Catholic Herald, Pope Francis spoke of the his October visit to Sweden last year, which marked 5 centuries since the start of the Reformation. He said… Continue reading Pope Francis refers to Martin Luther to spread important message for the Church
Pope Francis has decided to begin 2017 in much the same way as he did last year: praying for Christian unity. And it’s this drive for unity – not only among Christians but with other religions as well – that’s emerged as sort-of personal manifesto from practically the moment he took office. In his newest… Continue reading What is the one most important thing to Pope Francis?
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