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Pope Francis during the ecumenical prayer service in Lund's Lutheran Cathedral.

Pope Francis during the ecumenical prayer service in Lund's Lutheran Cathedral.

Pope's visit to Sweden can give new emphasis to ecumenism

31/10/2016 13:30

BishopWilliam Kenney, who worked in Stockholm diocese for many years, says he hopes Pope Francis visit to Sweden for a joint commemoration of the Reformation will give “a renewed emphasis to ecumenism".

Pope Francis greets well-wishers en route to Lund's Lutheran Cathedral in Sweden

Pope Francis greets well-wishers en route to Lund's Lutheran Cathedral in Sweden

Catholics, Lutherans, stronger together to serve the world

31/10/2016 13:30

Pope Francis’ visit to Sweden for the joint commemoration of the Reformation comes as the culmination of 50 years of dialogue between Lutherans and Catholics, who’ll be recommitting themselves to shared witness and service

The wooden cross painted by Christian Chavarria Ayala for the Pope's visit to Sweden

The wooden cross painted by Christian Chavarria Ayala for the Pope's visit to Sweden

A cross of hope from a torn nation

31/10/2016 12:35

Christian Chavarria Ayala from El Salvador is the artist who designed and painted the wooden cross which has been chosen as the symbol of Pope Francis’ apostolic journey to Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Lund cathedral

Lund cathedral in Sweden where Pope Francis will jointly preside at a prayer service with leaders of the Lutheran Word Federation on Monday

Expectations for the Pope's ecumenical encounter in Sweden

30/10/2016 20:54

We take a look at the hopes and expectations as Pope Francis departs on a historic visit to Sweden on Monday for a joint commemoration of the Reformation with leaders of the Lutheran World Federation.

Pope Francis speaking to a group of Lutheran pilgrims in the Vatican

Pope Francis speaking to a group of Lutheran pilgrims in the Vatican on October 13th, ahead of his visit to Sweden for the joint commemoration of the Reformation

Card Koch says papal visit to Sweden can be path to full communion

30/10/2016 12:00

The head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, who's accompanying Pope Francis on his two day visit to Sweden, says the common commemoration of the Reformation is an important step on the path towards full communion

Rev. Martin Junge

Rev. Martin Junge, General Secretary of the World Lutheran Federation

Joint Catholic Lutheran commemoration a sign of hope to divided world

30/10/2016 12:00

In the face of widespread global conflicts, Pope’ Francis’ visit to the Swedish cities of Lund and Malmö for a joint commemoration of the Reformation will be “a sign of hope” to a divided and suffering world.

A refugee family fleeing from Mosul across the Iraq-Syria border

A refugee family fleeing from Mosul across the Iraq-Syria border

Refugees, migrants at heart of Lutheran World Service response

30/10/2016 12:00

The response of Christians to refugees, migrants and internally displaced people will be at the heart of the historic ecumenical events taking place in Sweden on Monday to mark the forthcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation