Catholics and Lutherans ready to make history in Lund and Malmö

Catholics and Lutherans ready to make history in Lund and Malmö

(Church of Sweden, 30 October 2016) "We are now ready to state publicly that Catholics and Lutherans are on their way from conflict to communion, and that we share what is most important: the gospel of Jesus Christ. That message is what we are going to give flesh tomorrow in Lund Cathedral and Malmö Arena." These are the words of Archbishop Antje Jackelén on the occasion of the Vatican and the Lutheran World Federation under the heading of “The Joint Commemoration” commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in Lund and Malmö tomorrow.

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Un esempio di superamento del conflitto

Un esempio di superamento del conflitto

“Le Chiese luterane hanno sempre celebrato i centenari della Riforma. In passato queste manifestazioni si sono svolte ‘contro’ la Chiesa cattolica, o hanno assunto un carattere nazionale. Nel 2017, però, per la prima volta si è aperta la possibilità di celebrare questo anniversario in un clima di dialogo. La Federazione luterana mondiale ha lavorato tanto in questa direzione e oggi l’apertura di queste celebrazioni in Svezia, alla presenza di Papa Francesco, è un bellissimo segno che sottolinea questo impegno”.

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Rose Nathike Lokonyen to speak at Malmö arena

Rose Nathike Lokonyen to speak at Malmö arena

(LWI October 24, 2016) – Olympic athlete and refugee Rose Nathike Lokonyen will be one of the speakers at the Joint Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration in Sweden on 31 October. At Malmö arena, four people will offer testimonies. One of them is Rose Nathike Lokonyen, a 23-year-old refugee from South Sudan. Rose and her family fled to the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya when she was eight. Since the age of 14, she has been the head of household for five younger siblings.

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