Doubts first arose in 1961 as to whether the Catholic monk Luther really nailed a manifesto to the chapel door of a Castle in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517.
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Pope Francis and Bishop Munib Yunan, president of the Lutheran World Federation, signed the Joint Declaration at the Lutheran Cathedral of Lund, Sweden today.
As was widely reported, today in Lund Sweden, Pope Francis and Bishop Mounib Younan, President of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) signed a Joint Statement on the occasion of the beginning of the year marking 500 years since the start of the Protestant Reformation. This signing was preceded by an ecumenical service presided over by […]
Here’s the video of the service that took place today in the Lutheran Cathedral in Lund.
The significance of a joint service, with both the Pope and the president of the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Nikolas Schneider, jointly presiding and both giving the final blessing, in Erfurt should not be under estimated.
“It is the Lord’s commandment, but also the imperative of the present hour, to carry on dialogue with conviction at all levels of the Church’s life.”
The importance of this shared communion agreement cannot be overstated…
Throughout his pontificate, John Paul sought to improve the relationship between the Orthodox Churches and the Roman Catholic Church. One of his goals was to see the unity of the East and West before the new millennium. Although that was something he never saw, his pontificate saw many breakthroughs between the Roman Catholics and Eastern […]
Although John Paul’s pontificate was hallmarked by a commitment to ecumenism, it was most hallmarked by an uncompromising view of Roman Catholic doctrine.
The long pontificate of John Paul II was filled with ecumenical encounters and profound gestures of love and dialogue.