At 2nd ecumenical event in Sweden, Pope thanks God for commemoration of Reformation
October 31, 2016
After joining in a prayer service with Lutheran leaders in Lund, Sweden, on October 31 (see separate CWN headline story), Pope Francis spoke later in the day at a second ecumenical gathering, with representatives of other Christian bodies.
“The journey we have undertaken to attain unity is itself a great gift that God gives us,” the Pope said.
“Our dialogue has helped us to grow in mutual understanding; it has fostered reciprocal trust and confirmed our desire to advance toward full communion.”
“I thank God for this joint commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation,” the Pope said.
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