Posts Tagged ‘Lutheran church’

German Lutheran, Catholic bishops awarded peace prize for “impressive testimony” in ecumenism

Monday, August 17th, 2020

A strong sign for Christian ecumenism: the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, and the Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx were awarded the 2020 Augsburg Peace Prize for their “unconditional will to live together in peace.” The church leaders reached out to one another on behalf of many Catholic and Protestant Christians, Read more

500th anniversary of the Reformation – Lutheran and Catholic leaders call for dialogue

Monday, October 30th, 2017

On Sunday, Bishop Mark Whitfield of the Lutheran Church of New Zealand and Cardinal John Dew for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. On this date in 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses, concerning failings he saw in the Church, on the door of the All Saints’ Church Read more

Norway church seeks to pull out of state wedding role

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Norway’s Catholic Church is to seek the Vatican’s permission to have its clergy withdraw from officiating at marriages on the Norwegian state’s behalf. The move comes after the governing synod of Norway’s predominant Lutheran Church voted to allow gay marriages. Catholic Bishop Bernt Eidsvig of Oslo said “it’s clear we must distinguish our own church Read more